Saudi Arabia Beheads Man for Drug Trafficking

Saudi Arabia has beheaded a Turkish man convicted of drug trafficking, amid rising concerns about the growing number of executions in the country.

The man known as Ali Agridas was executed in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Agridas had been sentenced to death after being convicted of receiving a “large amount of drugs,” the ministry noted.

His execution brings to 70 the number of people beheaded in the kingdom so far this year. Saudi Arabia, with one of the highest rates of executions in the world, has frequently been criticized by human rights organizations.

Saudi Arabia carries out capital punishment mostly by beheading. Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under the Saudi rule.

Credit: Press Tv

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