April 6, 2015: Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its own citizens after sentencing him to death on charges related to drug trafficking.
The Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency that the man known as Saleh al-Yami was beheaded in the southern province of Najran.
The man was reportedly found guilty of smuggling an undisclosed amount of hashish and banned narcotic pills into the kingdom. Yami was also convicted of wounding several policemen during a confrontation.
The latest beheading brings to 57 the number of people executed across the kingdom so far this year. (Source: Agence France-Presse, April 6, 2015)