Saudi Arabia Executes 12 With Swords Despite Crown Prince’s Promise To Cut Back

  • Saudi Arabia has executed 12 people in 10 days despite the Crown Prince’s promise to cut down on such form of punishment, according to a human rights organisation.
  • Reprieve said the defendants, all males, were sentenced to death after being imprisoned for non-violent drug offences.
  • According to the non-profit organisation, which gathered data on this week’s executions, most of the defendants were beheaded with a sword.
  • Three of the men executed were Pakistani, four Syrian, two Jordanian and three Saudi, Reprieve said.
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