Pakistani executed in Saudi Arabia for committing rape, murder

Amjad Ali Kol was convicted of raping and strangling a woman in Tabuk, before stealing her money.


Afp April 12, 2013
His beheading brings to 33 the number of people executed in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the year.

RIYADH: Saudi authorities on Friday executed a Pakistani man convicted of committing rape and murder, in the northwestern town of Tabuk, the interior ministry said.

Amjad Ali Kol was convicted of raping and strangling a woman, before stealing her money, the ministry said in a statement carried on official news agency SPA.

His beheading brings to 33 the number of people executed in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the year, according to an AFP tally.

In 2012, the kingdom executed 76 people, according to an AFP tally based on official figures. The US-based Human Rights Watch put the number at 69.

Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani man in the eastern Khubar province after he was convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry announced.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's version of Shariah, or Islamic law.

COMMENTS (32)

Abid P. Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

@heera: "@Abid P. Khan: Once this exemplary punishment has been meted out, there will be no rapes in the world. Then why do saudis behead 80 people each yr and there is no reform at all." . Within minutes after your comment appeared, I sent a clarification message saying that my statement was meant to be ironic. The irony was lost. So has been, on sharia imposers too, for the last 1400 years.

For whatever reason my post has not been published yet!!!

RizwanKhan | 8 years ago | Reply

I can bet a million if this was some American or British, He would walk out free. These rules are just for poor muslim nations. Pakistan govt should play tit for tat in this case.

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