Saudi Arabia beheaded more than 80 people, a toll that brings the number of publicly announced executions to its highest level in five years.
The latest execution was a Pakistani man charged with drug smuggling.
An AP tally says that all in all 83 people have been beheaded, while AFP puts the number even higher – at 87.
On Wednesday Riyadh beheaded a Pakistani national for heroin smuggling. He became the 13th prisoner from Pakistan to be executed by Saudi authorities for drug-related crimes since mid-October. Drug smuggling convicts make up most beheading cases.
According to the country’s Interior Ministry, the Pakistani citizen Sadruddin Saeedullah Khan was caught smuggling “a large amount of heroin.”
During the Islamic calendar year which ended in October, police seized almost 18 kilograms of raw heroin, the ministry added.
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