SAUDI ARABIA: THREE MEN BEHEADED IN RIYADH
November 24, 2014: Three men have been executed in the Saudi capital Riyadh in the last days.
On November 21, authorities beheaded two local men convicted of raping two girls, stealing cars and taking drugs, the Saudi Interior Ministry said.
Sami bin Yehya Gazwani and Talal bin Mousa Gazwani were executed after they were sentenced to death by the higher court.
In a statement, the Interior Ministry said the two had confessed to the crimes they committed nearly seven months ago.
Saudi Arabia beheaded on November 20 a Turkish man convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said.
Ali Agridas had been convicted of receiving a âlarge amount of drugsâ, the ministry said in a statement. (Sources: Agence France-Presse, November 21, 2014; Emirates24/7, November 22, 2014)