Doubled number of executions in Saudi Arabia

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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.