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Saudi Arabia executes 7 in a day 

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 22:45, 27 February 2024  
Saudi Arabia executes 7 in a day 

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven people for ‘terrorism’ offences, the highest single-day figure since 81 were put to death in March 2022.

The seven were convicted of ‘creating and financing terrorist organisations and entities", the official Saudi Press Agency said, citing the kingdom's interior ministry.

Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most prolific users of capital punishment, has now executed 29 people this year, after putting 170 to death in 2023.

The conservative kingdom, notorious for beheadings, drew a wave of condemnation from around the world with the executions of 81 people in a single day nearly two years ago.
 

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