Doubled number of executions in Saudi Arabia


Published 18 November 2022 at 12.00

Foreign. Saudi Arabia has carried out 138 executions so far this year, compared with 69 in all of last year, AFP reports.

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Amnesty International last week condemned the country's decision to resume executions for drug crimes, which it temporarily ended in 2021.

A total of ten people have been executed for various drug-related crimes in the past week, the first who have been executed for such crimes in almost three years.

Yesterday the Arab country executed a Jordanian citizen convicted of smuggling methamphetamine.