Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia executes Nigerian woman

NEWS DIGEST – Saudi Arabia has executed a Nigerian woman convicted for trafficking drugs.

The country’s interior ministry said four people were executed Monday for drug trafficking,  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.