SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDI NATIONAL EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
May 6, 2015: Saudi ArabiaÂ carried out its 79thÂ execution in 2015 in the northwestern region of Tabuk, reported AFP News.
Hussein al-Omairi, a Saudi national, was executed for trafficking amphetamines, according to a statement from the interior ministry.
French President FranĂ§ois HollandeÂ called on Tuesday (5 May) for a ban on the death penalty.
Hollande was in the Saudi capital Riyadh for the Gulf Co-operation Council summit, where he met several GCC leaders, including Saudi King Salman.
"France is campaigning across the world to abolish the death penalty. The death penalty should be banned," said Hollande told reporters after meeting GCC leaders including Saudi King Salman. (Sources: ibtimes.co.uk, 06/05/2015)