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Human Rights Organizations ‘Dismayed’ Over Growing Number Of Executions In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia on Friday executed a Pakistani woman and her husband on charges of ‘drug trafficking’.

The country’s ministry, in a press release, stated that Muhammad Mustafa and Fatima Ijaz were “arrested when they smuggled a quantity of heroin”. The ministry said that the punishments were approved by the respective court and also the Supreme Court.

A royal order to implement the death sentences were issued, and the duo were executed in Jeddah.

Last month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman visited Pakistan and assured Prime Minister Imran Khan that the Kingdom will release over 2,100 Pakistani prisoners.


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