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  כסלו 16, 5768 , 26/11/07

Saudi Arabia: Off with Their (136) Heads

Saudi Arabia authorities have conducted their 136th beheading of the year, the Associated Press reported. Muslim law calls for public execution by the sword for murder, dealing in drugs, rape and armed robbery.

The latest beheading was of a Saudi citizen who shot a man in the head with an assault rifle. The number of beheadings this year already is 98 more than in 2006.

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