Indian Beheaded in Saudi Arabia for Drug Trafficking

Published November 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

An Indian convicted of drug trafficking was beheaded by the sword, raising to at least 112 the number of executions announced under the Islamic laws of Saudi Arabia this year, newspapers said Monday. 

The interior ministry, quoted in newspapers, said Ali Koya Mithali had smuggled heroin into the country concealed in his stomach. He was executed on Sunday in the Dammam region of eastern Saudi Arabia. 

The Gulf Arab state applies a strict code of Islamic sharia law, imposing the death penalty on people found guilty of murder, rape, apostasy, armed robbery, drug trafficking and repeated drug offences -- RIYADH (AFP)  





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