Two Saudi rapists beheaded

TWO SAUDI men were beheaded yesterday for kidnapping and raping a young boy.

Turki Bin Saad al-Qurshi was convicted of raping the boy after kidnapping him with the help of Khaled Bin Mahmas al-Maktami. The boy's name and age were not revealed.

The men were executed in the holy city of Mecca in western Saudi Arabia. Their executions bring to 11 the number of people beheaded in the kingdom this year. The country's Islamic courts impose the death sentence for murder, rape, drug trafficking and armed robbery. The public executions are carried out with a sword.