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Saudi Arabia executed 100 people so far in 2022: Report


The latest executions in Saudi Arabia come amid fresh condemnation of the kingdom’s human rights record after 81 people were killed in a single day last week.

Saudi Arabia executed 100 people so far in 2022: Report

Last week, 81 people were executed in one day in Saudi Arabia, which is more than the 69 killed throughout 2021. (Representative)

Riyadh:

Saudi Arabia executed four people on Thursday, according to an AFP tally based on official statements, leading to 100 executions since the beginning of the year.

The latest executions, reported by the official Saudi Press Agency, come amid fresh condemnation of the kingdom’s human rights record after 81 people were killed in a single day last week.

Three of the 100, on Wednesday, coincided with a visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was in Riyadh to lobby for an increase in oil production to help stabilize markets after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia executed 81 people in one day – on various charges including crimes related to terrorism – raising the total killed to 69 throughout 2021.

Human Rights Watch said it was “highly unlikely” that the 81 men would get a fair trial, calling it a “brutal display of their autocratic rule”.

The New York-based rights group said more than half of them, 41, belonged to the state’s Shia Muslim minority “who have long been facing systemic discrimination and violence by the government”.

Saudi Arabia said those who included seven Yemenis and one Syrian were either from the ISIS group, al-Qaeda, Yemen’s Houthi rebels or “other terrorist organisations”.

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