Report Wire - Saudi Arabia executes 17 males, together with 3 Pakistanis, over drug offences
December 6, 2022

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Saudi Arabia executes 17 males, together with 3 Pakistanis, over drug offences

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Saudi Arabia executes 17 men, including 3 Pakistanis, over drug offences

On Tuesday (November 22), a spokesperson for the United Nations Human Rights workplace, Elizabeth Throssell, shared {that a} complete of 17 individuals have been executed by the Saudi Arabian regime previously 12 days.

Capital punishment was handed out to the deceased convicts for drug-related offences. The latest executions have taken the full variety of executions to 144 in 2022. While expressing ‘deep regret’, Elizabeth Throssell knowledgeable that these executed by the Kingdom belonged to Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

As per a report by The Telegraph, the executed convicts embody 3 Pakistanis, 2 Jordanians, 4 Syrians, and three Saudi nationals. The ethnicity and racial identification of 5 different males, executed by the State, stay unknown at this level.

🚨URGENT: While all eyes are on the World Cup, Saudi Arabia is finishing up a horrifying execution spree.

The Kingdom has executed 15 individuals convicted of medicine offences within the final 12 days, breaking a promise to finish executions for non-violent crimes 🧵 pic.twitter.com/BXVGfqZk0n

— Reprieve (@Reprieve) November 21, 2022

Earlier on Monday (November 21), an NGO named Reprieve accused Saudi Arabia of being on an execution spree and killing 15 individuals in lower than 2 weeks’ time.

“While all eyes are on the World Cup, Saudi Arabia is carrying out a horrifying execution spree. The Kingdom has executed 15 people convicted of drugs offences in the last 12 days, breaking a promise to end executions for non-violent crimes,” it stated in a tweet.

Reprieve blamed the Joe Biden administration for the rise in executions within the Arab nation and attributed it on to its softening stance on the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s involvement within the homicide of Jamal Khashoggi.

Biden went from promising to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” to granting its Crown Prince immunity for Khashoggi’s homicide.

This is a regime that kills journalists, pro-democracy protesters & baby defendants.

The failure to carry it accountable all however ensures extra bloodshed. pic.twitter.com/sZylwuIwKm

— Reprieve US (@ReprieveUS) November 18, 2022

“Biden went from promising to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” to granting its Crown Prince immunity for Khashoggi’s homicide. This is a regime that kills journalists, pro-democracy protesters & baby defendants,” the NGO said.

It added, “The failure to hold it accountable all but guarantees more bloodshed.” Reportedly, the variety of executions this yr is larger than the mixed complete of the executions carried out in 2020 and 2021.

Director of Reprieve, Mata Foa, stated, “Proof once again that when Saudi Arabia’s international partners signal that the regime can kill with impunity, the Crown Prince and his subordinates get the message – and act on it.”