SAUDI ARABIA: THREE CONVICTED DRUG TRAFFICKERS BEHEADED
February 17, 2016: Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens and two Yemeni nationals on charges of drug trafficking, bringing to 63Â the number of decapitations in the kingdom since the start of year.Â
Saudi national, Daifallah al-Omrani, was executed in the northern region of Tabuk after his conviction for smuggling amphetamines,Â the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.Â
Yemeni nationals Ahmed Mubarak and Abdul Salam al-JamaliÂ were beheaded in the southwestern city of Jizan, on charges ofÂ attempting to smuggle hashish into the kingdom.
According to an AFP count, Saudi Arabia carried out 153Â executions, including 71 foreign nationals,Â in 2015. This number of executions in terms ofÂ annual basis in Saudi Arabia has been unseenÂ since 1995. (Sources: presstv.ir, 17/02/2016)