Saudi Arabia has beheaded a man after he was convicted of drug trafficking.
Saudi Arabia beheaded a man on Friday after he was convicted of drug
trafficking, the kingdom's interior ministry said.
Majid al-Anzi, a Saudi national, was convicted of smuggling over 1 million
“banned narcotic pills” into the country, said the statement carried by state
news agency SPA.
He was beheaded in the northern city of Tabuk, it said.
His death brings to 10 the number of people executed in Saudi Arabia since the
beginning of the year, according to an AFP tally based on official reports.
Amnesty International said the kingdom executed 79 people in 2011.
The ultra-conservative kingdom applies the death penalty for a wide range of
offences, including rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking.
(source: Agence France-Presse)