With killing of murderer, executions in Saudi Arabia reach 142 this year

Saudi executions are usually carried out by beheading with a sword.

AFP| Last Updated: Nov 03, 2015, 11:18 AM IST
With killing of murderer, executions in Saudi Arabia reach 142 this year

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia today executed one of its citizens after he was convicted of running over and killing a fellow tribesman, the interior ministry said.

The latest execution in the western city of Taif brings to 142 the total number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this year compared with 87 in all of 2014, according to AFP tallies.

Saad bin Marzooq al-Subaie killed Hamad bin Mohammed al-Subaie by running him over with his car following a dispute, said the ministry's statement published on the official SPA news agency.

Saudi executions are usually carried out by beheading with a sword.

Rights experts have raised concerns about the fairness of trials in the kingdom.