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Saudi carries out rare CRUCIFIXION on man accused of stabbing woman to death

Saudi Arabia has executed and crucified a man who stabbed a woman to death.

The man from Myanmar was beheaded and his body put on display on a cross in Mecca on Wednesday.

Elias Jamaleddeen broke into a woman’s home firing a gun and then stabbed her.

He was convicted of robbing her home and another, attempted rape, and stealing firearms and ammunition.

His conviction was upheld by the courts and his execution was endorsed by King Salman, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said.

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s top executioners, but crucifixions – in which the condemned is usually beheaded and then the body put on display – are rare.

Suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking face the death penalty.

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