Man Beheaded For For Killing Wife With Axe In Saudi

Saudi authorities beheaded a national on Monday after he was convicted of killing his wife with an axe in front of their daughter, the interior ministry announced.

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Mahdi al-Ghabari battered his wife Shaqraa al-Bahri several times on her neck with an axe, killing her “in the presence of their little daughter who witnessed” the crime, said the statement published by the official SPA news agency.

He was executed due to the “hideousness” of the crime, said the statement.

The beheading in the south western city of Najran raised to 23 the number of executions so far this year in the Gulf state, according to an AFP count based on official reports.

Last year, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights denounced a “sharp increase in the use of capital punishment” in Saudi Arabia.

In 2013, there were 78 executions.

r**e, m****r, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s strict version of Islamic sharia law.

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