Sunday, April 9, 2017
Saudi Authorities Have Executed Three Pakistanis Convicted Of Trying To Smuggle Drugs
Saudi authorities executed on Sunday three people with Pakistani nationality convicted of trying to smuggle drugs into the conservative kingdom, bringing to 26 the number of death sentences that have been implemented in the country since the beginning of 2017.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that it had executed in the city of Jeddah, Mohammad Ashraf Mohammad Shafi and Mohammed Arif Mohammed Inayat and Mohammed Asghar Ali best to implement the provisions of execution issued against them and upheld by the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
They said those arrested "when they smuggle quantities of heroin, the drug inside their insides."
The conservative kingdom of more countries that apply the death sentences on charges of involvement in terrorist acts or crimes of murder or rape or drug trafficking.
According census prepared by AFP based on official data that 153 people were executed in Saudi Arabia during the year 2016. In the year that has already executed Saudi Arabia the same number of people, the highest rate in nearly 20 years.
Since the beginning of this year, Saudi authorities executed 26 people on various charges.
According to Amnesty International, the Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, China and the United States are more countries that carried out death sentences last year.