Saudi officials behead maid for toddler murder

Riyadh - Saudi authorities beheaded on Monday a Nepali housemaid convicted of murdering a two-year-old boy by slitting his throat, the interior ministry said.

The house maid was found guilty of "slaughtering with a knife" the Saudi toddler Osama bin Maeed al-Enzi, the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.

The ministry provided no details about the crime.

The maid's execution in the northern city of Arar brings to 16 the number of death sentences carried out this year in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Saudi Arabia beheaded 78 people in 2013, according to an AFP count.

Last year, the UN High Commission for Human Rights denounced a "sharp increase in the use of capital punishment" there since 2011.

According to figures from rights group Amnesty International, the number of executions rose from 27 in 2010, including five, to 82 in 2011, including 28 foreigners.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict version of Islamic sharia law.

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Marais Van den Berg 2014/08/04 04:34:26 PM
And that, South Africa, is how you should treat rapists and murderers.
Neliswa Mlondolozi 2014/08/04 05:11:30 PM
I'm speechless for the toddler and a maid.
James Uknow 2014/08/04 05:31:46 PM
well when a 19 year old girl was gang raped there ,she got punbished 200 lashes 6 months in jail ,victims lawyers get thrown out of court ,many more examples of this Not a country to look at for what we need
Azana Booi 2014/08/04 08:28:14 PM
Anything! And absolutely anything that is associated with that "name"....I dont wanto say extremely ANGRY, coldblooded and ruthless! Maybe the toddler was being taken up to meet his own virgin...while he, himself is still one!