The beheading of a Saudi citizen, convicted of murdering a fellow Saudi, has been announced by the country’s authorities.
Masaed bin Attiya al-Ruwayli was convicted of murdering Ahmed al-Anzi by beating him and then shocking him to death with electricity, said the Interior Ministry.
The execution of Mr Al-Ruwayli took place in the northern town of Arar.
As Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam, people convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery can be executed.
Sunday’s executions bring to 68 the number of people beheaded this year in the kingdom, according to an Associated Press count. 137 people were beheaded last year, up sharply from 38 in 2006.