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Saudi beheads Jordanian over drug trafficking

Saudi Arabia beheads Jordanian citizen in northern Jawf province, bringing total number of beheaded people in kingdom to 16 this year

AFP , Sunday 24 Feb 2013
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Saudi Arabia on Sunday beheaded a Jordanian man convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said.

Faris Salam Salama al-Maghrebi was arrested while attempting to "smuggle a large amount of amphetamine" stimulant capsules into the kingdom, the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.

He was beheaded in the northern Jawf province, it said.

His execution brings to 16 the number of people beheaded in Saudi Arabia so far this year.

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.

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

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Christopher K
25-02-2013 03:51am
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These people are savages
Down with Wahabism
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