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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 10:55 AM

Saudi Arabia executes 134 people including six kids [View all]

More than 134 people have been brutally executed in Saudi Arabia so far this year by beheading and crucifixion, including six who were just kids when they were arrested. A massive spike in crucifixions and beheadings has seen the slain tortured and slaughtered by brutal methods, according to a human rights organisation. At least six teens were executed this year after being arrested for supposed "crimes" when they were kids, the report claims.

In a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, The Death Penalty Project revealed a further 24 people are at “imminent risk” of execution. They include three children, prominent political opponents of the crown prince, clerics, and human rights campaigners.

Among those executed this year are three women and 51 who were facing drug charges that would be considered minor offences elsewhere in the world. At least 58 of those killed were foreign nationals and most were accused of spreading Shia Islam - a crime in the Sunni Islam state.

Mujtaba al-Sweikat, a teenager who was set to start a new life in the US, studying at Western Michigan University, when he was arrested for attending an anti-government protest. The then-17-year-old – who had enrolled in an English language and finance and was at the airport to catch a flight to the US when he was arrested - was badly beaten including on the soles of his feet before he “confessed” to crimes against the state.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/saudi-arabia-executes-134-people-20072152

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