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Saudi Arabia executes four Pakistani men convicted of rape and murder

Four Pakistani men were executed in Saudi Arabia on Thursday [Getty]

Date of publication: 8 February, 2018

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Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed four Pakistani men convicted of raping and murdering a woman and raping her teenage son, the interior ministry said.

Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed four Pakistani men convicted of raping and murdering a woman and raping her teenage son, the interior ministry said.

The four men, Liaqat Hussain Ishaq Hussain, Sajid Ali Asqar Ali, Mohammed Thaqib Mohammed Al-Warth Ali and Faisal Munir Hussain, were also convicted of stealing jewellery and cash after entering the woman's home, a Saudi Press Agency statement said.

Saudi Arabia has executed 20 people this year, according to an AFP count.

Last year, 141 people were executed in Saudi Arabia. It was the second-largest number of executions per capita worldwide, following Iran. 

In addition to murder, adultery, drug possession, arson and 'witchcraft' can lead to a death sentence in the kingdom.

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