(Waridaad) - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi authorities beheaded a local national convicted of kidnapping and raping teenagers and a Pakistani for drug trafficking in two separate incidents, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
The Pakistani national was arrested while trying to smuggle heroin and hashish to the kingdom, the ministry said in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency.
His execution took place in the eastern city of Dammam in the early hours in the morning.
On Friday, authorities also beheaded Saudi citizen Khalaf al-Anzi in Riyadh for kidnapping and raping a teenager, the statement said. According to the Saudi Press agency, Khalaf filmed the rape with his own telephone.
When Al-Anzi attempted to abduct a second adolescent, the teenager managed to flee and notify police, it added.
In violation of Saudi's strict Islamic law, al-Anzi was also said to have consumed alcohol.
Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which those convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery are executed in public with a sword.
Saturday's executions brought to 131 the number of people beheaded in the kingdom this year, according to a count by The Associated Press. Saudi Arabia beheaded 38 people last year and 83 people in 2005.
Saudi courts don't allow defendants to get lawyers for their cases and are, therefore, put into trial in Kangroo courts led by elderly and narrow minded Wahabist judges who understand little beyond strict Islamic sharia and Wahabist Laws.