Saudis behead four Nigerians

Four Nigerian men were beheaded in Mecca for robbing a gold store, the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Under Saudi Arabia's Islamic laws, convicted rapists, murderers and drug smugglers can get the death sentence. Robbery is usually punishable by fines, jail, or amputation of the hands. It was not clear why the Nigerians were executed for robbery alone. AP - Jiddah

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