Saudi national executed in Madinah for stabbing man to death

Saudi uses the death penalty for several offences including murder, drug-related crimes and terrorism



A Saudi national was executed in Madinah on Wednesday for stabbing a man to death, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Ahmed bin Ali bin Samer al-Mutairi was found guilty of killing another Saudi national, Khalid bin Mohammed bin Fahad al-Mutairi, by stabbing him with a knife multiple times in different parts of his body after a quarrel between them.

Security authorities arrested the accused, and following an investigation, he was charged with the crime and brought before the criminal court.

The weapon he used was also produced in court as evidence and, after he was found guilty of the charges, he was sentenced to death, the report said.

The death sentence was upheld by the appeals court and the Supreme Court, and a royal order was issued to carry out the verdict.

Ahmed bin Ali bin Samer al-Mutairi was executed in the general prison in Madinah, SPA reported.

The interior ministry asserted the keenness of the government “to maintain security and achieve justice” and punish violators of such heinous crimes.

Saudi Arabia uses the death penalty for several offences including murder, drug-related crimes and terrorism.

Earlier this week, a Pakistani national and two Egyptians were executed in the kingdom for smuggling drugs.

Read more: One Pakistani national, two Egyptians executed in Saudi for smuggling drugs

In November, a Saudi national was executed in the country for shooting to death another citizen, while another Saudi national was executed in October for shooting and killing a man in the region of Asir.

Three Saudi nationals were also executed in the kingdom’s Qatif region for robbing and killing five Indian nationals in October.

Read more: Three Saudi nationals executed in Qatif for brutally killing five Indians