RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday executed a citizen convicted of murder, lifting to 49 a series of genocide sentences carried out in a initial week of 2016, a interior method announced.
Saud bin Mohammed al-Shalwi was convicted of sharpened passed Mohammed bin Safar al-Harithi following a dispute, a method pronounced in a matter published on a central SPA news agency.
He was executed in a western city of Taif, it said.
On Saturday, a dominion executed 47 group convicted of “terrorism”, including Al-Qaeda-linked militants and Shia minister Nimr al-Nimr, whose genocide has stirred a tactful quarrel with Iran.
Saudi Arabia on Sunday cut ties with Iran after protesters opposite Nimr’s execution torched a kingdom’s tactful missions in a Shia-dominated Islamic republic.
In 2015, Saudi Arabia executed 153 people convicted of several crimes, including drug trafficking, adult from 87 in 2014, according to AFP tallies.
Amnesty International says a series of executions in Saudi Arabia final year was a top for dual decades.
However, a series is approach behind that of Iran and China.
Under a kingdom’s despotic Islamic authorised code, murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery, rape and apostasy are all punishable by death.
Most executions in a dominion are carried out by beheading with a sword.