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Saudi Arabia urged to spare lives of foreign nationals amid surge in executions

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia urged not to execute foreign nationals 15 February 2012 Three foreign nationals convicted of drug-related offences in Saudi Arabia must not be executed, Amnesty International said amid reports of a surge in executions in the kingdom since the beginning of the year.Ali Agirdas, a Turkish national, as well as Sheikh Mastan and Hamza Abu Bakir, both Indian nationals, may be executed at any time following their conviction for drug smuggling and drug possession.“The recent surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is a disturbing pattern, which puts the country at…

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