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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.

from Mail Online

WANTED: Cold-eyed killers for the world's most bloodthirsty job

Wanted: Recruits for the world's most bloodthirsty job... Saudis advertise for EIGHT new executioners - and beginners are welcome So far 89 people have been beheaded in public in Saudi Arabia this year Such is appetite for capital punishment, country needs new executioners Each will be given a traditional sword and train by beheading live sheep.

In Saudi Arabia, UAE, Sudan, Brunei, Qatar and others, people who abandon Islam and convert to another religion may face the death penalty.

from The Independent

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.

Amnesty Alarmed About Middle East Executions

Saudi Arabia, a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council, punished 2,000 people with the death penalty since 1985.

State court of criminal appeals grants Richard Glossip’s attorneys time to explore new evidence in 1997 beating death of his boss, just before 3pm execution


Secrecy Behind Executions

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