In Saudi Arabia have been executed according to the interior Ministry 37 people after terrorism charges.

The Saudi citizen to have built, among other things, terrorist groups, security forces attacked and terrorist ideology adopted, reported the state news Agency SPA on Tuesday. Amnesty International criticized the “mass execution” and spoke of an alarming escalation of death penalty in the Arab Kingdom.

“It is another terrible indication of how the death penalty is misused as a political tool,” said Lynn Maalouf of Amnesty International. The majority of those executed come from the Shiite minority in the country. The men had been sentenced in sham negotiations, which would conflict with any international Standards.

be taught to the eleven men who had been convicted of spying for Iran, reported Amnesty. At least 14 more people were convicted for their participation in Anti-government protests in the East of Saudi Arabia in the years 2011 and 2012. Among the Convicted, a young man who was at the time of the protests, only 16 years old. According to international law the death is forbidden punishment against minors, such as Amnesty stressed.

this year, had already been at least is 104 people, most of the offences in connection with drugs. In the past year, according to different information of human rights groups, between 139 and 149 people in Saudi Arabia were executed.

The Kingdom is because of the death penalty international criticism. In General, the Condemned to be beheaded, in part to the public – with the sword or shot.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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