Saudi Arabia says it has executed 81 convicts in single day

0
39

NEWNow you can take heed to Every day Publish articles!

Saudi Arabia executed 81 folks Saturday convicted of crimes starting from killings to belonging to militant teams, the biggest recognized mass execution carried out within the kingdom in its trendy historical past.

The executions carried out surpassed even the toll of a January 1980 mass execution for the 63 militants convicted of seizing the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979, the worst-ever militant assault to focus on the dominion and Islam’s holiest website.

It wasn’t clear why the dominion select Saturday for the executions. The variety of loss of life penalty circumstances being carried out had dropped through the coronavirus pandemic, although the dominion continued to behead convicts below King Salman and his assertive son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

 

 
(AP Picture/Cliff Owen, File)

WAPO EDITORIAL BOARD DEFENDS BIDEN TURNING TO VENEZUELA, SAUDIA ARABIA FOR OIL, SAYS HE ‘HAS LITTLE CHOICE

SEE ALSO:
Sweden declines to suggest vaccinating youngsters beneath 12: ‘We don't see any clear benefit’

The state-run Saudi Press Company introduced Saturday’s executions, saying they included these “convicted of various crimes, including the murdering of innocent men, women and children.” The dominion additionally mentioned a few of these executed had been members of al-Qaida, the Islamic State group and backers of Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

“The accused were provided with the right to an attorney and were guaranteed their full rights under Saudi law during the judicial process, which found them guilty of committing multiple heinous crimes that left a large number of civilians and law enforcement officers dead,” the Saudi Press Company mentioned.

FILE - This May 30, 2017, file photo, shows Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, (MBS), in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool, File)

FILE – This Could 30, 2017, file photograph, reveals Saudi Crown Prince and Protection Minister Mohammed bin Salman, (MBS), in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia. (AP Picture/Pavel Golovkin, Pool, File)

“The kingdom will continue to take a strict and unwavering stance against terrorism and extremist ideologies that threaten the stability of the entire world,” the report added.

SEE ALSO:
Ukraine warfare: Zelenskyy's spouse ready for reunification of her household, 'like all households' there

An announcement by Saudi state tv described these executed as having “followed the footsteps of Satan” in finishing up their crimes.

The dominion’s final mass execution got here in January 2016, when the dominion executed 47 folks, together with a distinguished opposition Shiite cleric who had rallied demonstrations within the kingdom.

In 2019, the dominion beheaded 37 Saudi residents, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution throughout the nation for alleged terrorism-related crimes.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here