139th foreigner or Saudi executed in the kingdom this year, compared with 87 in 2014
RIYADH: A Pakistani national, convicted of murdering an Indonesian couple, was executed in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The interior ministry said that Amal Jan Hajji had been found guilty of killing Bambang Sukyato and his wife Suryati Widyastuti. He broke into their home and beat them with a metal object, it said, without giving a motive for the killing. Indonesian embassy officials could not be immediately reached. Authorities carried out the sentence against Hajji in Riyadh. According to AFP tallies, he is the 139th foreigner or Saudi executed in the kingdom this year, compared with 87 in 2014.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2015.