When one is in Rome, it is advised to act like Romans . Unfortunately, it is the other way round with a Nigerian woman in Saudi Arabia who was convicted for drugs trafficking , the Agence France Presse news agency quotes state media as reporting. The woman was executed along with two Pakistani men and a Yemeni man in Islam’s holiest city, Mecca, on Monday.
A total of 53 people have been executed in the kingdom so far this year, AFP reports. Saudi Arabia has resisted pressure from campaign groups to abolish the death penalty, saying it is a deterrent against crime.
Some months back, Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry arested four people were executed for drug trafficking, including one woman, bringing to 53 the number of people put to death this year. Two Pakistani men, a Yemeni man, and a Nigerian woman were executed in the holy city of Mecca, the ministry said in statements carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Fifty-three people have been executed in the kingdom since the beginning of the year, according to a count based on official data released by SPA.
The ultra-conservative kingdom has one of the world’s highest execution rates, with those convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery, and drug trafficking facing the death penalty.
Rights experts have repeatedly raised concerns about the fairness of trials in the kingdom, governed under a strict form of Islamic law. The government says the death penalty is a deterrent for further
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