DUBAI, Jan 2: Two Sri Lankans were on Friday executed in Saudi Arabia after they were found guilty of robbing and murdering a Sudanese accountant.
Sod Karn Tabi and Miqra Safira were beheaded in Riyadh region after a court convicted them of killing accountant Mahammed Al-Jak Mohammed, the interior ministry said.
It pointed out that the culprits got into the victim's car, shot him by a revolver and robbed off his money while he was coming out of a bank.
The first execution this year was carried out after being approved by a cessation court and the supreme judicial council, the ministry said in a statement carried by the SPA news agency.
Last year, the authorities had carried out at least 102 be-headings under the strict Sharia law. Crimes like rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking all carry the death penalty.
Often the executions are carried out in public, prompting protests by rights organisations.