Saudi court orders two thieves' hands cut off

A Saudi court ordered the severing of the right hands of two thieves accused of stealing sheep in line with Sharia, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The court in the southern town of Bisha issued the sentence against the two defendants after they were found guilty of stealing several heads of sheep from a local farm.

The chief judge told the defendants they can appeal the sentence, which was handed down by a three-judge panel.

Sabq Arabic language daily said the sentenced involved the amputation of the rights hands of the two defendants from the wrist.
 

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