SAUDI ARABIA: IRAQI EXECUTED FOR MURDER
February 11, 2016: An Iraqi national was put to death in Saudi Arabia for murdering a man from the United Arab Emirates, the interior ministry said. In a statement quoted by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the ministry said Wesam Abdulredha Hassan Al-Mahsanawi was executed in Hafr Al-Baten in the Eastern Province for shooting Mohammed bin Mubarak bin Saeed Al-Ameri dead with a machine gun and stealing his car.
A royal order was issued to execute Mahsanawi after Saudi Arabia's supreme court upheld the death sentence handed to him by an appeals court and a lower court, SPA said. (Sources: IANS/AKI, 11/02/2016)