SAUDI ARABIA: SECOND EXECUTION AFTER RAMADAN PAUSE
July 28, 2015: Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens for drug trafficking, in the second execution after a pause for Ramadan.
Saif al-Hadissane was found guilty of smuggling a large amount of hashish.
He was executed in the Al-Ahsa region of eastern Saudi Arabia, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.
SPA had reported no executions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr holiday which followed it from July 17.
The latest beheading brings to 104 the number of executions in the kingdom this year, a sharp increase on the 87 recorded during the whole of 2014, according to AFP tallies. (Source: Agence France-Presse, July 28, 2015)