An Ethiopian housemaid who is convicted of killing the child of her employer more than three years ago, have been executed on Monday by Saudi authorities.
In an official statement the Interior Ministry said that the execution was carried out after the death sentence was endorsed by the king.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the convict had confessed having knifed to death the 6-year-old girl in June 2013, allegedly in retaliation for her family’s ill-treatment.
Monday’s beheading brings to 119 the total number of executions so far this year in the conservative kingdom.
According to international rights groups, Saudi Arabia is among the top executioners in the world.
On Jan. 2, authorities beheaded 47 people, including a prominent Shiite cleric, on terrorism-related charges.
Report says Saudi Arabia has imposed death penalty for murder, armed robbery, banditry, r*pe, drug-trafficking and witchcraft.
The kingdom, which applies a strict interpretation of Islamic law, has repeatedly rejected calls to end the death penalty, saying the punishment deters would-be offenders. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>