In Saudi Arabia, a woman accused of murdering her son in law, was taken to a public place in the middle a road and executed by having her head cut off with a sword. Public executions by decapitation are common in Saudi Arabia, though videotaping the event is frowned upon. Indeed, local newspapers Okaz and Al-Riyadh reported that Saudi authorities arrested someone for videotaping this particular beheading.
Saudi government employs professional executioners whose job it is to behead people. They have a lot of experience cutting people’s heads off, and usually can do it cleanly with a single swing of the sword. This time, the whole beheading got botched and it looks like the head did not even come clean off after three chops.
The woman can be head crying “I didn’t kill!” throughout the video. She was executed in accordance with the Sharia Law, but whether she received due process before being beheaded is anyone’s guess. The whole process seemed very hastily done.
The Saudi Press Agency said the woman’s name was Layla Bint Abdul Mutaleb Bassim, originally from Myanmar. According to the agency, she was executed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca for killing her husband’s six-year-old daughter. Thus I’m not sure if the original information I got, which said that she was executed for killing her son-in-law was correct. What remains true is that she was accused of killing someone.
The Saudi Press Agency also quoted the interior ministry saying that the child died from a beating and from being raped with a broomstick. That sounds like a very over the top accusation, but who knows…
Props to Best Gore member Galder for the video: