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Pakistani Beheaded for Raping Young Boy

August 27, 1994|Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A Pakistani was beheaded Friday in Mecca for kidnaping and raping a young boy, the Interior Ministry announced.

The announcement said the Pakistani seized the boy from a public street and took him to an isolated area.

The man was tried and convicted by a Sharia, or Islamic law, court.

Beheadings are carried out in public squares opposite mosques, usually Friday prayers.

More than 20 people have been beheaded this year, including Asians, Africans and Saudi nationals, mostly for smuggling and peddling drugs.

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