Saudi Executes Three for Molesting Boys
Reuters, January 1, 2002
DUBAIóSaudi Arabia executed three men on Tuesday
for engaging in homosexual acts and molesting boys, the official Saudi Press
An Islamic court found Ali bin Hattan bin Saad, Mohammad bin Suleiman bin
Mohammad and Mohammad bin Khalil bin Abdullah guilty of engaging "in the
extreme obscenity and ugly acts...of homosexuality, marrying among themselves
and molesting the young," in violation of Islamic teachings, it said.
They were put to death in the southwestern city of Abha.
At least 122 people were executed in 2001 in the kingdom, which implements
Islamic law, putting to death murderers, rapists, homosexuals and drug
smugglers, usually by public beheading.
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