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Saudi Arabia ‘crucifies’ Myanmar man convicted of murder

Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen entered a Myanmar woman’s home firing a gun, then stabbed her to death, reported Saudi Arabia media.

world Updated: Aug 10, 2018 08:51 IST
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Saudi Arabia says it has executed and “crucified” a Myanmar man convicted of killing a woman and carrying out other crimes.(AFP Photo )

Saudi Arabia says it has executed and “crucified” a Myanmar man convicted of killing a woman and carrying out other crimes.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday the execution was carried out in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

It said Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen entered a Myanmar woman’s home firing a gun, then stabbed her to death. He was convicted of robbing her home and another home, attempted rape, and stealing firearms and ammunition.

The report said his conviction was upheld by the courts and his execution was endorsed by King Salman.

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s top executioners, though what it calls “crucifixions” — in which the condemned is usually beheaded and then the body put on display, arms outstretched as if crucified — are rare.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Aug 09, 2018 23:10 IST