SAUDI ARABIA. SAUDI EXECUTED FOR MURDER AND ARMED ROBBERY
February 19, 2008: a Saudi man, Rashed bin Rafia, was beheaded by the sword in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after he was found guilty of fatally shooting two men (an Indian and a Yemeni) during an armed robbery.
The Saudi Interior Ministry announced the execution in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 19/02/2008)