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An execution every two days: Saudi Arabia's surge in killings

In 2014, Saudi Arabia was already the world's 3rd most prolific executioner.
© Amnesty International UK

An arbitrary arrest. No legal representation. A false ‘confession’. A flawed trial. No real right to appeal. And then – a beheading.

In the first six months of 2015, Saudi Arabia executed 102 people – more than in all of 2014. In many cases the death penalty has been used after a deeply-flawed process, with unfair trials and ‘evidence’ gained through torture.


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