RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed a citizen convicted of murder on Sunday, bringing the number of people it has put to death this year to 70.
Alaa al-Zahrani was found guilty of killing fellow Saudi Abdullah al-Sumairi with a rock to the head, the interior ministry said.
He was put to death in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, said a ministry statement carried by the official SPA news agency.
The 70 executions so far this year include 47 death sentences for “terrorism” carried out in a single day on January 2.
Most people sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia are beheaded with a sword.