UN rights chief condemns Saudi 'mass execution'

The UN human rights chief has condemned Saudi Arabia's execution of a record 81 people in a single day

14/03/2022 20:44:00

The UN human rights chief has condemned Saudi Arabia's execution of a record 81 people in a single day

The UN human rights chief has condemned Saudi Arabia's execution of a record 81 people in a single day, and urged the kingdom to stop using the death penalty.

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had executed a record 81 people in one day for terrorism-related offences, exceeding the total number killed in the whole of 2021 and sparking criticism from rights activists.All had been"found guilty of committing multiple heinous crimes", the official Saudi Press Agency reported, saying they included convicts linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, Al-Qaeda, Yemen's Huthi rebel forces or"other terrorist organisations".

"I condemn Saudi Arabia's mass execution on Saturday of 81 people on terrorism-related charges," Ms Bachelet said in a statement.The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that among those beheaded, 41 belonged to the Shiite minority, and had taken part in anti-government protests in 2011 and 2012. A further seven were Yemenis and one was a Syrian national.

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sure didn’t our FG party Boyo’s just return from recent visits there. Including our HSE big salary lad. That's all they will do ..where's the tough talking politicians we have or NATO let's invade them... Yet all is talked about is 'let's buy oil from them'..!UnitedNations Yemen