Saudi Arabia arrests man for filming public beheading

Screen shot from the video

Saudi authorities have arrested a man who filmed the public execution of a woman on the street, with officials saying that filming the video, which was posted online and spawned many reports in Western media, likely constituted a cyber-crime.

The video, uploaded on Saturday, showed the beheading of a Myanmar woman found guilty of killing her husband’s young daughter, as she screamed that she was innocent.

The official Saudi Press Agency said Layla bint Abdul Mutaleb Bassim was executed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca for killing the six-year-old girl.

“Investigations led to her trial which proved she was guilty,” the interior ministry said, quoted by SPA…

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