Saudi Arabia carries out 92nd execution of the year

Saudi Arabia carries out 92nd execution of the year

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


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By AFP

Published: Wed 11 May 2016, 6:45 PM

Last updated: Tue 17 May 2016, 5:43 PM

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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