Saudi authorities behead two Pakistanis in Jeddah

October 25, 2007 12:27


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Saudi authorities on Thursday beheaded two Pakistani men, one convicted of drug smuggling and the other convicted of killing a Pakistani couple, the Interior Ministry said. In two separate statements carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, the ministry said Jamil Muhammad Jamil robbed and strangled a Pakistani couple - while Bakhtiar Sirfiraz Khan was caught smuggling heroin into the kingdom. The statements said both Jamil and Khan were executed in the western seaport city of Jeddah. Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which those convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery are publicly executed with a sword.

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