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Jan 14, 2015
RIYADH–Saudi Arabia on Wednesday beheaded a convicted Pakistani drug trafficker and one of its own citizens who killed a soldier.
Mahmoud Massih Iqbal Massih was executed in Qatif near the Gulf coast for heroin trafficking, the Saudi interior ministry said.
At the same time, Rakan bin Eid bin Bikheet al-Baqmi, a Saudi, was found guilty of chasing and firing on a security patrol, killing soldier Sultan bin Ibrahim bin Ghrahid al-Jaid.
Baqmi was executed in the Mecca region of western Saudi Arabia.
Their cases bring to nine the number of executions this year, according to media reports.
Saudi Arabia carried out the death penalty against 87 people last year, up from 78 in 2013, according to another tally.
The kingdom had the third-highest number of recorded executions in 2013, behind Iran and Iraq, Amnesty International said in a report.
Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s strict version of Islamic law.
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