Saudi Arabia executes murderer disguised as an Islamic woman

The man covered himself in a black niqab in an attempt to flee after shooting dead a soldier and a member of the kingdom’s religious police
Saudi Arabia executes murderer disguised as an Islamic woman
Law, Court, Jailed
By Courtney Trenwith
Sun 23 Nov 2014 09:10 AM

Saudi Arabia has executed a man who disguised himself in women's clothing in a bid to flee after shooting dead a soldier and a member of the kingdom’s religious police, state media has reported.

Salih Bin Yateem Bin Salih Al Qarni shot the men while he was in custody for a previous crime.

"He shot them with a gun that he was carrying," the Saudi Press Agency said, without explaining how he obtained the weapon.

Al Qarni then stole a set of car keys from the security officer driving the vehicle, chewed some narcotic qat and dressed up in women's clothing before flee. Women in Saudi Arabia are required to cover up with a niqab, which reveals only their eyes, all times that they are in public.

Al Qarni was later recaptured.

He was beheaded in the south-west city of Abha on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia has executed more than 40 people so far this year, according to Amnesty International and state media reports.

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