SAUDI ARABIA: 2 EXECUTED FOR KILLING FILIPINO TRUCK DRIVER
December 21, 2011: two Egyptian nationals convicted of murdering a Filipino truck driver were executed in Riyadh, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
The ministry identified the executed Egyptians as Wael Al-Sayed Fareed Al-Sayed and Rizq Eid Ali Rajab, who killed Alister Morong.
âThe two Egyptians took the Filipino to a place far from residential areas after promising him that they would purchase his truck,â the ministry said.
âAfter reaching a desolated area, the two attacked the Filipino and strangled him and threw him along the road in order to take away his vehicle and share the booty,â it added.
Security officers later caught the two criminals who confessed to the crime.
According to figures cited by AFP this brings the number of executions in the Kingdom to 75, during 2011. Figures quoted by IB Times, based on Amnesty International statistics, differ, with a higher count of 79 prior to todayâs double beheading. (Sources: Arab News, digitaljournal.com, 22/12/2011)