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Egyptian ‘convict’ executed in Saudi

RIYADH, Jan 27, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Wednesday executed an Egyptian convicted of murder, adding to a surge in death sentences carried out since late 2014. Mahmud Jumaa Morsi was found guilty of fatally strangling and robbing a Saudi, the interior ministry said, adding that he was executed in Riyadh. Most executions in Saudi Arabia are done by beheading with a sword. Fifty-four people have been put to death already this year by the kingdom, including 47 in a single day on Jan 2 for “terrorism”.

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