Jeddah, May 4:
Five people were beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing an Indian during an armed robbery, the interior ministry announced on Monday.
The convicts – two from Yemen and one each from Chad, Eritrea and Sudan – were executed in the western coastal city of Jeddah, the ministry said.
No further details of the case were provided, other than that the armed robbery took place in a store.
The kingdom executed 87 people in 2014, according to rights group Amnesty International. Over 70 people have already been put to death this year.
Murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable with death.
Saudi Arabia is among the five countries that execute most people in the world, according to Amnesty’s 2014 global report. (IANS)