Nigerian woman executed in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking

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Saudi Arabia has executed a Nigerian woman convicted of trafficking drugs, AFP news agency quotes state media as reporting.

The woman was executed along with two Pakistani men and a Yemeni man in Islam’s holiest city, Mecca, on Monday.

A total of 53 people have been executed in the kingdom so far this year, AFP reports.

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Saudi Arabia has resisted pressure from campaign groups to abolish the death penalty, saying it is a deterrent against crime.

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