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Saudi Arabia carries out 92nd execution of the year

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Filed on May 11, 2016 | Last updated on May 11, 2016 at 01.39 pm
Saudi Arabia carries out 92nd execution of the year

According to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia had the third-highest number of executions last year - at least 158.

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed one of its citizens convicted of murder, raising to 92 the number of death sentences carried out this year in the kingdom.

Mohsen al-Dosari was found guilty of stabbing to death another Saudi man following a dispute, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Most people put to death in Saudi Arabia are beheaded with a sword

Murder and drug trafficking cases account for the majority of Saudi executions, although 47 people were put to death for "terrorism" on a single day in January.

According to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia had the third-highest number of executions last year - at least 158.

That was far behind Pakistan, which executed 326, and Saudi Arabia's regional rival Iran, which executed at least 977, said Amnesty, whose figures exclude secretive China.





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