A child rapist was beheaded on Monday in Saudi Arabia adding to what activists described as one of the world's highest execution tolls.
Suleiman bin Abdullah, according to the Interior Ministry was found guilty of kidnapping a male child, tying him up "and performing the obscene" act.
The sentence against him was carried out by the authorities in Buraydah city, northwest of Riyadh - the ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi press Agency.
Suleiman bin, was the latest case of 84 Saudis and foreigners to be executed in the kingdom this year, according to an AFP tally.
As the present, Saudi Arabia had the third-highest number of recorded executions in 2013, behind Iran and Iraq, according to amnesty International report released in March.
Drug trafficking, Rape, Murder, armed robbery, and apostasy are punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict version of Islamic Sharia Law.