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Two Saudis to receive 7,000 lashes for committing "homosexual acts"

By dpa news     Oct 4, 2007 in Crime
Two Saudi men were to receive 7,000 lashes each for committing "homosexual acts," Saudi Okaz newspaper reported Thursday.
Saudi authorities started executing the court order Tuesday, which had been divided into separate phases, the report added.
Another Saudi man, meanwhile, was to receive 470 lashes separately for doing drugs and resisting the security forces.
The Saudi judiciary system is based on the strict principles of Islamic sharia law. dpa str ma wjh