Human rights report: Saudi authorities carried out 1,083 death sentences in 8 years

The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) has revealed that Saudi Arabia has carried out 1,083 death sentences since King Salman took power in 2015 until the first half of 2023.

In its report, the ESOHR said that “Since the beginning of 2023, till the end of June Saudi Arabia has announced the execution of 61 individuals, a span of four months,” noting that, “The number of executions carried out is even higher as some of them were unannounced in 2022.”

The organization said the 61 executed included 2 women and 15 foreign nationals, including: 45 Saudi Nationals, 2 Indian nationals, 2 Pakistani nationals, 2 Bahraini nationals, 1 Filipino national, 1 Jordanian national, 5 Yemeni nationals, 1 Nepalese national, 1 Bangladeshi national.”

It added  that “This alarming rate and the Kingdom’s continuous disregard for promises, international obligations, and laws confirm that the danger to the lives of death row detainees in Saudi Arabia is increasing,” confirming that “at least 64 detainees currently face death sentences in Saudi Arabia.”

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