Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which those convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery are executed in public with a sword.
The maid is the second person to be executed this year in the desert kingdom, according to an Associated Press count.
Saudi Arabia beheaded 137 people last year, up sharply from the 38 in 2006.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Here's a little tidbit from CNN:
Democracy's on the march, or something.