Pakistani among six ‘drug trafficker’ beheaded in Saudi Arabia


Jeddah, July 11 (TNS): A Pakistani citizen was among six people convicted of drug trafficking and homicide were executed in Saudi Arabia, the highest number of executions in a single day this year.

The Pakistani man was beheaded for drug trafficking and five Saudi nationals for homicide, the Saudi interior ministry said.

Latest executions bring to 44 the number of convicts put to death this year.

The oil-rich kingdom has one of the world’s highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty.

The country reported 153 people executed last year, a number confirmed by London-based rights group Amnesty International.

With Input from AFP