March 05, 2013

Saudis Prepare to Crucify Jewel Thieves

Wow, none of them is even remotely accused of anything that would carry the death penalty in the US:

One of seven Saudis due to be put to death on Tuesday by crucifixion and firing squad for armed robbery, speaking over a smuggled mobile phone from his prison cell, has appealed for help to stop the executions.

Nasser al-Qahtani told Associated Press from Abha general prison on Monday that he was arrested as part of 23-member ring that stole from jewellery stores in 2004 and 2005. He said they had been tortured to confess and had no access to lawyers...

The main defendant, Sarhan al-Mashayeh, will be crucified for three days. The others will face firing squads.

Thanks to Josh.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:53 PM | Comments |