Saudi Arabia carries out rare crucifixion for murder, theft

Saudi Arabia executes and crucifies a Myanmar man in a rare form of punishment reserved for the most egregious crimes
Saudi Arabia carries out rare crucifixion for murder, theft
By Bloomberg
Wed 08 Aug 2018 01:54 PM

Saudi Arabia executed and crucified a Myanmar man in the holy city of Makkah on Wednesday in a rare form of punishment reserved for the most egregious crimes.

Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen was accused of breaking into the home of a woman from Myanmar, firing a weapon in it then repeatedly stabbing her, which led to her death, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing an Interior Ministry statement.

He was also accused of stealing weapons and trying to kill another man whose home he broke into, as well as attempting to rape a woman.

The ruling was supported by the country’s supreme court and endorsed by the king.

Crucifixions in Saudi Arabia entail hanging a body in public after an execution, and are unusual. A Yemeni man was crucified in 2010 for raping and killing a girl and shooting dead her father.

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