Saudi Arabian authorities on Monday executed five foreigners convicted of murdering an Indian citizen during an armed robbery in a shop where he worked.
The Interior Ministry said two of the convicts were Yemenis, while the others held Chadian, Eritrean and Sudanese nationalities.
It said the executions brought the total number of persons put to death in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the year to 71 compared to 83 in 2014.
Saudi Arabia, which implements a strict interpretation of Islamic Law, imposes the death penalty for offences, including murder, armed robbery, drug trafficking, rape and sorcery.
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