Saudi executes convict for murder

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a convicted murderer, the interior ministry said, raising to 106 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this year. Fahd al-Ishan was convicted of stabbing to death another Saudi citizen, the ministry said in a statement on the official SPA news agency. He was executed in the northern Jawf region. The kingdom on Sunday carried out the death penalty against four citizens convicted of murder. Most people executed are beheaded with a sword. Saudi Arabia’s growing use of the death penalty has prompted Amnesty International to call for an “immediate” moratorium on the practice.

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