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Saudi Executioners Behead Four After Amnesty Intl Report Condemns This Gruesome Practice

Aug 28th, 2015 | By

The Saudi government thumbed its nose at a recent Amnesty International report on its barbaric practice of publicly beheading criminals or those convicted of “blasphemy” against Islam. On Wednesday, this Islamic Kingdom beheaded four criminals in different cities throughout Saudi Arabia. This brings to 130 the number of beheadings this year.

Saudis Execute 175 In 12 Months – Half Are For Non-Lethal Crimes

Aug 26th, 2015 | By
In January, 2015 President Barack Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia to pay homage to the new King.

Most executions are carried out by firing squad or by public beheadings. The severed heads are often put on display. Many of the victims of the Saudi criminal justice system are mercilessly tortured before being killed.