SAUDI ARABIA. TWO MEN BEHEADED FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
January 20, 2008: Saudi Arabia beheaded by the sword two men convicted of drug smuggling, the interior ministry announced.
Abdul Rahman Rashid and Qashaan al-Sabiee were executed in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom's Eastern Province for "trafficking large amounts of drugs", it said in a statement carried by the state SPA news agency. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 21/01/2008)