Saudi executes Pakistani man for drug trafficking

Shah Zaman Khan Sayyed had been found guilty of attempting to smuggle heroin and amphetamines into the kingdom


Afp April 21, 2016
PHOTO: REUTERS

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed a Pakistani national on Thursday for smuggling drugs, taking to 86 the number of people the ultra-conservative kingdom has put to death this year.

Shah Zaman Khan Sayyed had been found guilty of attempting to smuggle heroin and amphetamines into the kingdom, the interior ministry said.

The sentence was carried out in the Riyadh region.

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Most people put to death in Saudi Arabia are beheaded with a sword.

The executions so far this year include 47 for "terrorism" carried out in a single day on January 2.

Amnesty International said Saudi Arabia had the third highest number of executions last year, at least 158.

The kingdom's latest execution occurred just hours before US President Barack Obama arrived on an official visit.

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The British human rights organisation Reprieve urged Obama to raise the case of three young men on death row who were minors at the time of their arrests.

Among them is Ali al-Nimr, nephew of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was among the 47 people executed in January.

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COMMENTS (4)

Desi | 5 years ago | Reply Majority of the Pakistanis are beheaded for drugs. The only thing that is questionable that even after so much beheading why does the people of Pakistan still carry drugs to that place.
freed | 5 years ago | Reply its always pakistani because going government offcial are to busy taking leaks to raise issue about fairness of due process of these kangroo courts.
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