Posted by Exile on October 28, 2007
I found this in the Saudi Gazette.
Saudi Press Agency
RIYADH – Three Bangladeshis were beheaded for robbery and sexual assault on Friday, said the Interior Ministry. Thakeer Abdul Rhahman, Tafeel Abdul Rasheed and Leon Juli were executed for breaking into the home of a fellow Bangladeshi, robbing him of money and jewelry at knifepoint, and sexually assaulting his wife at a remote place.
“They beat him up, threatened him with a knife, blindfolded him and used a rope to strangle him,” according to the statement. Friday’s executions brought to 116 the number of people beheaded in the Kingdom this year, according to a count by The Associated Press.
Saudi Arabia beheaded 38 people last year and 83 people in 2005.Saudi Arabia follows Islamic Shariah laws under which those convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery are executed in public with a sword.
Executions are usually carried out in public in Saudi Arabia, which applies Shariah laws.
Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking can all carry the death penalty.
OK, I can go along with decapitation for the rape, murder, armed robbery and drug trafficking. Off with their heads. No problem there. After all, they are all heinous criminal acts that do others harm. Our jail sentences are far too soft and are not providing a deterrent. And think of the money we could save.
But, apostasy…? WTF? Since when has religious freedom been a crime?
And these people have the audacity to come here and lecture us about human rights?