Saudi Arabia, a place where one can still visit the 7th century and not be in a museum…
Saudi Arabia speeds up its executions with 134 people put to death already this year – some crucified or beheaded – including six who were children when they were arrested
- Human rights organisation Death Penalty Project accused the country of abuse
- Victims are killed using methods including beheading and crucifixion
- Sentencing someone under 18 to death is illegal under international law
Saudi Arabia has already executed 134 people so far this year, six of whom were children when they were arrested, a new report has revealed.
The shocking figures, given at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, come despite Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s pledge to reduce the use of the death penalty.
In 2018, the country killed 149 people, with 46 left on death row by the end of the year.
According to Baroness Helena Kennedy’s report many of the 46 have now been killed as the country’s recourse to executions has ‘intensified alarmingly’ in recent months.