Saudi Arabia executes seven

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported. The ultraconservative kingdom executes suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty. Two Saudi citizens and three nationals of Chad were executed after being sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of a Pakistani security guard, with the alleged intent of robbing the warehouse he was guarding, according to the state-run SPA agency. Another Saudi was executed for murder after setting a man on fire, SPA reported. A Lebanese national was executed for attempting to smuggle Captagon into the kingdom, SPA said. – AFP


This article was published on 17/07/2018