Executions in Saudi Arabia are usually carried out by beheading with a sword. Saudi Arabia must halt a “disturbing” rise in death penalty usage that has resulted in at least 47 state killings in the country already this year, Amnesty International urged after six more people were executed today. Five Yemeni men were beheaded and “crucified” this morning in the city of Jizan, while a Saudi Arabian man was executed in the south-western city of Abha.
Saudi Arabia: at least 19 people beheaded since beginning of August
Saudi Arabia has beheaded at least 19 people since the beginning of August in a surge of executions, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. The deaths relate to the period from 4 to 20 August and are included in the 34 deaths ordered since the beginning of January. Offences that resulted in the Saudi Arabian death penalties in August ranged from drug smuggling and sorcery.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of a strategic submarine underwater ballistic missile (not pictured), in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on May REUTERS/KCNA
Appeals court halts Oklahoma man’s execution amid new doubts over guilt
The Governor of Washington state has suspended the death penalty there: "There have been too many doubts raised about capital punishment, there are too many flaws in this system today," Mr Inslee says.
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