Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Saudi Arabia executes Nigerian woman, Saudi man
Saudi Arabia executed a Nigerian woman on Tuesday for drugs smuggling and
a Saudi man for murder, taking to 16 the number of reported executions in
The official Saudi news agency said Amina Amouri Mohammad from Nigeria was
executed in the coastal city of Jeddah for smuggling cocaine into the
Barakat bin Sadun bin Raja' al-Outaibi, a Saudi man, was put to death in
the capital Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia implements strict Islamic law and usually carries out
executions by public beheading with a sword. The country executed 86
people in 2005 and 36 in 2004.
Officials have not explained the fall in the executions in the first half
of this year, which follows criticism from human rights groups over the
high rates in previous years.
Saudi Arabia executes convicted murderers, rapists and drug traffickers.
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