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Saudi carries out 92nd execution of year

AFP
Published May 11, 2016, 9:56 am IST
Updated May 11, 2016, 9:56 am IST
Mohsen al-Dosari was found guilty of stabbing to death another Saudi man following a dispute, the interior ministry said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia conducts its 92nd execution. (Photo: AFP)
 Saudi Arabia conducts its 92nd execution. (Photo: AFP)

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday executed one of its citizens convicted of murder, raising to 92 the number of death sentences carried out this year in the kingdom.

Mohsen al-Dosari was found guilty of stabbing to death another Saudi man following a dispute, the interior ministry said in a statement.

 

Most people put to death in Saudi Arabia are beheaded with a sword.

Murder and drug trafficking cases account for the majority of Saudi executions, although 47 people were put to death for "terrorism" on a single day in January.

According to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia had the third-highest number of executions last year - at least 158.

That was far behind Pakistan, which executed 326, and Saudi Arabia's regional rival Iran, which executed at least 977, said Amnesty, whose figures exclude secretive China.

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