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Saudi Arabia executes dozens convicted of terrorism and capital crimes


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The Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has announced that it had carried out the sentences of capital punishment against individuals convicted of terrorism and capital crimes.

As reported by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) these individuals, totalling 81, were convicted of various crimes including murdering innocent men, women and children.

“Crimes committed by these individuals also include pledging allegiance to foreign terrorist organisations, such as Daesh, Al Qaeda, and the Houthis, targeting residents in the Kingdom and traveling to regional conflict zones to join terrorist organisations,” reported SPA.

They also include convictions for targeting government personnel and vital economic sites, the killing of law enforcement officers and maiming their bodies, and planting land mines to target police vehicles.

Moreover, the convictions include crimes of kidnapping, torture, rape, smuggling arms and bombs into the Kingdom.

The aforementioned individuals were arrested, tried in Saudi courts, through trials overseen by a total of 13 judges over 3 separate stages of trial for each individual.

The accused were provided with the right to an attorney and were guaranteed their full rights under Saudi law during the judicial process, which found them guilty of committing multiple heinous crimes that left a large number of civilians and law enforcement officers dead.

The Kingdom will continue to take a strict and unwavering stance against terrorism and extremist ideologies that threaten the stability of the entire world.


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