Four Pakistanis beheaded in Saudi Arabia for rape, murder

By AFP
Published: February 8, 2018
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Saudi Arabia has executed 20 people since the start of 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

Saudi Arabia has executed 20 people since the start of 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed four Pakistani men on Thursday convicted of raping and murdering a woman and raping her teenage son, the interior ministry said.

The men were also convicted of stealing jewellery and cash after entering the woman’s home in Riyadh and raping and strangling her, according to a ministry statement cited by the official SPA news agency.

The oil-rich Kingdom has executed 20 people since the start of 2018.

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On July 10 last year, a Pakistani citizen was among six people convicted of drug trafficking and homicide were executed in Saudi Arabia, the government said, the highest number of executions in a single day in 2017.

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

Last year, 141 people were put to death in Saudi Arabia, where executions are carried out by the sword.

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  • Hafiz
    Feb 8, 2018 - 7:46PM

    Such culprits should be treated like this way, however, Saudi Sheikhs are served teenagers when visit our countryRecommend

  • Giri
    Feb 8, 2018 - 8:40PM

    Slaves will be treated the way the masters want. Saudis will just ask Pakistanis to leave the country if they are unhappy there. Helpless.Recommend

  • Mohafiz
    Feb 8, 2018 - 10:32PM

    No court hearing or due process, I called it simply murderRecommend

  • cautious
    Feb 8, 2018 - 10:52PM

    What kind of sick pervert rapes/murders a mother and then rapes her son. Good riddance.Recommend

  • Dr. Ramesh Sharrma
    Feb 9, 2018 - 12:46AM

    Keep on reading your own newspapers and other media news and then come back and explain how different is Pakistan for same crime.Recommend

  • MS
    Feb 9, 2018 - 12:54AM

    Public executions have made no difference in Saudi Arabia, how they would make any difference in Pakistan where criminals are more ruthless and fearless. Recommend

  • AD
    Feb 9, 2018 - 8:29AM

    Really dangerous country, if they don’t like you they can put drugs in your pocket and behead you.Recommend

  • JA
    Feb 9, 2018 - 8:52AM

    Taking your national sport to the kingdom !Recommend

  • khalid khan
    Feb 9, 2018 - 12:05PM

    shoud be for justice with justiceRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Feb 9, 2018 - 12:10PM

    @Mohafiz:
    And I call it downsizing.Recommend

  • Voice of Pakistan
    Feb 9, 2018 - 1:20PM

    They would’ve escaped the fate if they were White Christian

    American,, Europeans, Australians or South Africans.Recommend

  • Abdullah Almansour
    Feb 19, 2018 - 4:54PM

    @AD:
    They are no death sentence in saudi arabia except for murder and rape . And the judge should be the one who decides Recommend

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