Tuesday's bloody executions were the most extensive since the January 2016 when saudi Arabia executed 47 people accused of similar crimes, writes the news agency AP.
most of The 37 who were executed on Tuesday, were men belonging to the country's shiite minority. One of the most renowned of the men's body, and his head fixed on a pole to deter others, writes the news agency.
A spokesperson for the human rights organisation Amnesty International, says to the news agency that the trials of the 37 is likely to have been show trials based on confessions produced under torture.
today was a man who was 16 years old when he committed the crime he was sentenced for,” writes Amnesty International. 16-year-old had participated in a demonstration against the saudi regime.
the human rights organization also notes that at least 14 of the executed, convicted of having behaved violently during the antiregeringsdemonstrationer between the years 2011 and 2012.
Al Arabija, citing the official saudi news agency SPA to the 37 ”have embraced an extremist ideology and formed terrorceller to disrupt security and create chaos.”
The 37 were convicted of a shariadomstol to the death ”since they infringed the limits which God has set up the” write the SPA, citing saudi interior ministry. The judgment was then confirmed by king Salman.
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