A Bangladeshi national was killed by Sultan al-Shali, a Saudi national, by a blow to the head after the latter tried to rob him, a judge ruled. Shali was executed Thursday.
Al-Shali was also convicted of stabbing a bystander in the attempted robbery turned murder.
With a criminal justice system based on Shariah law (Islamic legal system) Saudi Arabia continues to practice the death penalty despite outcries from right groups such as Amnesty International.
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