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Saudi Arabia executed 37 men convicted of terrorism offenses, including one who was crucified, the country’s state-run media agency revealed Tuesday.
Executioners publicly pinned the body and severed head of one convicted Sunni offender to a pole as a warning to others.
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“The death penalty was implemented on a number of criminals for adopting extremist terrorist ideologies and forming terrorist cells to corrupt and disrupt security as well as spreading chaos and provoking sectarian strife,” SPA said in a tweet.
The Interior Ministry said the beheadings took place throughout the kingdom, including the capital of Riyadh and Qassim.
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Among those executed, at least 14 were convicted of violent offences relating to their participation in anti-government demonstrations, Amnesty International reports.
Last year, the oil-rich Gulf state carried out 149 death sentences, according to Amnesty, which said only Iran was known...
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