Saudi Arabia

Forget ISIS, Saudi Arabia routinely Beheads People


83 people have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia in 2014, the highest number in five years.

Most were executed for non violent offences including drug smuggling.

Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia has one of the highest execution rates in the world.

There were 79 executions in 2013 and 2012, and 82 in 2011.

The countries that carried out the most executions on record last year were Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

China is thought to kill thousands but the figure is a state secret.

Beheadings in Saudi Arabia - A Public Sport

Public beheadings are taking place twice daily in Saudi Arabia. A total of 45 beheadings have been carried out in the desert kingdom this year, according to an AFP tally.

Human Rights Watch expressed alarm at the surge in the number of executions in Saudi Arabia, where some 19 people were beheaded between August 4 and 20 alone. HRW said eight of those executed had been convicted of non-violent offences such as drug trafficking and 'sorcery', and described the use of the death penalty in their cases as 'particularly egregious'.

Middle Eastern Nations Spike in Executions

It sounds like a scene from a grisly horror film ... five decapitated bodies swinging from a horizontal pole suspended over the main square in the city of Jijzan in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Beside each body hangs a plastic bag containing the victim's head. Yards away, students are arriving at a local university to take their exams.

These haunting images of five Yemeni men who were executed in Saudi Arabia provide gruesome details of the aftermath of public executions.

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