Two Ethiopians Executed in Saudi Arabia for Murder
Two Ethiopians and a Saudi convicted of murder are executed in Saudi Arabia which increase the number of this year executions in the country to 113. The Ethiopians, Argawi Aldo Hailemariam and Hadish Zelalam, had been convicted of beating a fellow countryman to death and robbing him, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. They were put to death in the southwestern Jazan region, it said. In a separate case, Saudi national Mushasha Harisi was also executed in Jazan. He had been convicted of shooting dead another Saudi after a dispute, the interior ministry said.
Executions in Saudi Arabia are typically carried out by public beheading.
The number of Saudis and foreigners put to death this year is up 130 percent from 87 during the whole of 2014, according to AFP tallies.
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