SAUDI ARABIA: CHADIAN EXECUTED FOR DRUG CRIMES
February 19, 2013: In Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Interior said Abdulkarim Ibrahim Mousa Abkar, a Chadian national, was executed in Makkah after being found guilty of dealing in cocaine for the second time.
The death penalty was issued by the General Court and approved by the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' government is determined to combat all classes of drugs and impose the firmest punishments on perpetrators for the severe damage drug-taking can have on society, the ministry's statement said. (Sources: Arab News, 21/02/2013)