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Saudi Arabia beheading nearly two people per week this year

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia beheading nearly two people per week 08 February 2013 A spree of executions that has sent10 prisoners to their deaths since the beginning of the year in Saudi Arabia must be halted, Amnesty International said today. The beheadings included the death of Abdullah Fandi al-Shammari on 5 February 2013 who had originally been convicted of manslaughter, but was tried again on the charge of murder in proceedings that did not meet fair trial standards. The case has attracted significant attention in Saudi Arabia. Al-Shammari was beheaded having spent over 30 years…

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