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Saudi Arabia beheads Pakistani for smuggling heroin

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Filed on November 27, 2014

The Gulf state saw the third highest number of executions in the world last year after Iran and Iraq, according to Amnesty International whose figures did not include China.

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, bringing to nine the number of people from his country executed since mid-October.

Mohammed Rahman Mohammed Asghar had been "tried and found guilty of smuggling a large quantity of heroin into the kingdom", the official Saudi Press Agency said.

The sentence was carried out in the Eastern Province city of Khobar.





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