Killer of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers believed to be among 47 executed

Killer of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers believed to be among 47 executed

The killer of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers is believed to be among the 47 people executed in Saudi Arabia.

Cumbers, from Navan, died in Riyadh in June 2004 when he and his BBC colleague were attacked by terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda.

Adil Sa’ad Al-Dubayti Al Mutayri was sentenced to death in November 2014.

In a 2009 interview with the Meath Chronicle, the Cumbers family pleaded with the Saudi government not to execute the man, saying Simon would not have wanted his killer dead.


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