Saudi Arabia executed two convicted ‘drug traffickers’, together with a Pakistani nationwide, on Thursday, Saudi state media reported.
The Saudi Press Company named the 2 males as a Saudi Arabian nationwide Nasser Harshan and Pakistani nationwide Namtallah Khasta Qul.
Each have been put to dying Thursday after being convicted of drug trafficking within the kingdom.
SPA stated Harshan was a repeat offender discovered responsible of dealing cannabis. Qul was discovered responsible of dealing heroin.
Most Saudi executions are carried out by beheading with a sword, in what the ministry says is a deterrent.
The newest executions have elevated the variety of prisoners killed within the kingdom to twenty to date this yr.
Greater than one hundred fifty individuals have been executed final yr in Saudi Arabia, in accordance with London-based mostly rights group Amnesty Worldwide.
Amnesty reported 158 dying penalties within the nation for 2015, the very best annual fee prior to now 20 years.
Amongst these executed final yr was Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, a excessive-profile determine behind a string of Shia protests in 2011 demanding reform within the Sunni-dominated kingdom.
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