The World 2017:

Woman beheaded in broad daylight outside Mecca, Saudiarabia

Saudi Arabia beheading

In this graphic video taken in Saudi Arabia near the city of Mecca, a woman is punished for having committed what her husband alleges is the murder of his 7-year-old daughter.

The convicted woman is led out before a crowd in broad daylight and beheaded in the middle of a lot. It is unknown whether or not she was afforded due process during her defense, but the Saudi justice system is typically discriminatory against female defendants.

Video published by, January 23, 2017.

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Russia to decriminalise domestic violence

14,000 Russian women a year die at the hands of domestic abusers (Independent 2017-01-25).