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Dateline: Saudi Arabia
Two Iraqis Beheaded for Trafficking
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Two Iraqi men were beheaded Sunday for smuggling drugs into Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Interior Ministry said.
Their execution brings to 30 the number of people beheaded in the kingdom this year. Last year, at least 52 people, mostly drug smugglers, were beheaded.
Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which people convicted of drug trafficking, murder, rape and armed robbery can be executed. Beheadings are carried out with a sword in public.