Manama: Saudi Arabia has executed 14 people in 14 days for murder and drug trafficking.
On August 4, the interior ministry said that it put to death a man who had killed his wife in the western city of Madina. The man reportedly stabbed the woman several times as she was sleeping.
Another man, a Nepalese national, was also executed on the same day in the north-east city of Arar for killing a young Saudi boy, Osama Bin Muaidh, by slitting his throat, local news site Sabq reported on Tuesday.
On August 5, the ministry said that it executed a man in the northern area of Jouf for practicing sorcery and witchcraft.
On the same day, a man, also in the area of Jouf, was put to death for killing his two-year-old son. The father repeatedly struck the baby on the back of his head and other parts of his body with a large stick. He also punched him in the face several times, threw him on the floor and tortured him by burning him on different parts of his body, the ministry said.
On August 11, a man was executed for killing his wife in the southwestern city of Najran, near the borders with Yemen. The killer reportedly struck his wife’s neck several times with a cleaver in the presence of their young daughter.
On August 12, a man was put to death in the Jouf area for smuggling a large quantity of drugs into the kingdom where laws on banned substances are very strict.
On August 14, the interior ministry said that it executed a man in the Eastern province for smuggling huge quantities of heroin and drugs into Saudi Arabia.
On the same day, another man was put to death in the Riyadh area for stabbing to death a Saudi national several times at a mosque.
On August 17, a man was executed in the western city of Taif for shooting a man in the head and several other parts of his body. The murderer and the victim had reportedly had an argument that eventually meant the end of their lives.
The ministry also put to death a man in Arar for stabbing to death a Saudi national during a tense argument.
On August 18, the ministry said that it executed for Saudi men in Najran for trafficking in drugs.