Riyadh (Saudi Arabia): A Pakistani man, Mohammed Ishaq Thawab Gul was convicted of drug smuggling by Saudi Arabia, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom this year to ninety three.
Gul was executed yesterday and was found guilty of trafficking heroin into the kingdom, the Saudi Interior Ministry said, reports the Express Tribune.
Murder and drug trafficking cases account for the majority of executions in the Saudi kingdom. However, in January 47 people were put to death for “terrorism” on a single day.
According to rights group Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia had the third-highest number of executions last year.
However, that was far behind Pakistan which executed 326, and Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran, which executed at least 977, said Amnesty. (ANI)