Over fifty people set for execution in Saudi Arabia

According to two newspapers in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom is planning a mass execution of more than fifty people convicted of terrorism.

 

Okaz reported that fifty five people were set for execution and the Al-Riyadh website, prior to deleting their figures,said the kingdom was set to execute fifty two people.

 

Both media outlets reported that the executions include alleged members of Al-Qaeda who are said to have been planning to carry out attacks.

 

Other people on the list set for execution include residents of the Shiite minority town of Awamiya who took part in anti-government protests.

 

Amnesty International told reporters that three activist that are on the execution list were juveniles at the time of their conviction.

 

The human rights organization has documented one hundred and fifty one executions in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of 2015.

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