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Two South Asians Executed on Capital Crimes

Two Pakistani nationals on Thursday were executed and their bodies crucified at a public park for committing multiple crimes in Saudi Arabia.

In a statement released by Saudi interior ministry, “Adam Khan Iyas Khan and Asad Mohammed Yousef Khan committed a series of capital crimes against a number of expatriates in KSA, including assassination, robbery, and theft using deceptive and delusionary tricks to reach their goals and finally getting rid of the victims’ bodies.”

“The security authorities have apprehended them, and send them to justice where they pleaded guilty at all levels of litigation,” the statement added.

A royal order endorsed a rule issued by the consecutive courts of the Kingdom, climaxed by the Appeal and Higher Courts, to execute the culprits at a public park as per the Islamic Sharia law.

According to sources 66 Pakistanis were beheaded in Saudi between 2014 and 2017.

With 1.6 million nationals, Pakistanis constitute the second largest foreign community in Saudi Arabia, and most are members of a low-skilled workforce with few rights.

Some 2,795 Pakistanis are currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia.