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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Saudi Arabia Executes Five Men and Hangs Bodies on Public Display.

Saudi Arabia Executes Five Men and Hangs Bodies on Public Display.HT: TundraTabloids.(IBTimes). Saudi Arabian authorities have executed five men and hung them from cranes in full public view.

The five Yemeni men were given the death penalty for murdering Saudi national Ahmad Haroubi, whom they allegedly beat up and strangled. The motive for the murder remains unclear.

The interior ministry said the five men - identified by the ministry as Khaled, Adel and Qasim Saraa, Saif Ali Al Sahari and Khaled Showie Al Sahari - also robbed shops after forming a gang.

It is unclear if the men were beheaded or shot as punishment for their crimes.

Following their execution, the bodies of the five men were hung on a horizontal bar between two cranes, with ropes tied to their waists. A witness who spoke to AFP said the bodies were hung near a university. Photograph of the hanging has since been posted on Twitter, showing the five bodies on the bar and the large crowd which gathered to watch the ceremony.

The incident took place in the south-western city of Jizan The total number of executions in Saudi Arabia, this year alone, has now reached 46 according to an AFP tally. Last year, the total number of people executed by Saudi Arabia stood at 76 according to AFP figures.Hmmm....Welcome to A.D. 630 - 'Vorsprung durch technik'.Read the full story here.

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