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Pakistani, five others involved in drug trafficking executed in Saudi Arabia

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RIYADH: Saudi authorities have executed six people including a Pakistani national convicted of drug trafficking and homicide.

According to the KSA government, the executed were tried for the human trafficking and murders last month and were executed on Monday.

This was the highest number of executions in a single day this year. Monday’s executions bring to 44 the number of convicts put to death this year.


Saudi Arabia decapitates three Pakistani drug traffickers


RIYADH: Three Pakistanis (Mohammed Ashraf Shafi Mohammed, Mohammed Aref Mohammed Anayt and Mohammed Afdal Asghar Ali),  who were convicted of smuggling heroin to the Kingdom in their stomachs, have been executed here today.

With these executions the number of beheading by Saudi Kingdom has mounted to 26 so far this year.

According to Amnesty International, last year the Kingdom decapitated 153. The number of people executed in 2015 was 158. 

Those convicted of murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery, rape and abandonment or renunciation of religion (apostasy) here are put to death. 

Saudi Arabia beheads a Pakistani ‘heroin-smuggler’


RIYADH: A Pakistani Namtallah Khasta Qul, who was convicted of ‘drug-trafficking’, was beheaded by the concerned authorities here.

Saudi authorities say Qul was found guilty of dealing in heroin. His beheading was the 20th so far this year in the Kingdom.

According to Amnesty International Saudi Arabia had beheaded 150 people in 2016 and 158 in 2015.