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Saudi Arabia executes two for murder, drug trafficking

Meshari al-Oteibi was beheaded in Riyadh for the murder of a fellow Saudi national

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A Saudi found guilty of drug trafficking and a convicted murderer were beheaded by the sword on Friday in the conservative Muslim kingdom, the interior ministry announced.

The ministry, in statements carried by state news agency SPA, said Eid al-Umairi, found guilty of having dealt with "large quantities of amphetamines", was executed in the northwestern city of Tabuk.

And Meshari al-Oteibi was beheaded in Riyadh for the murder of a fellow Saudi national, it said.