Children, women, Pakistanis among 134 executed in Saudi Arabia
Sep 17, 2019
Saudi Arabia has already executed 134 people so far this year, six of whom were children when they were arrested, a new report has revealed.
The figures, given at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, come despite kingdom's pledge to reduce the use of the death penalty. In 2018, the country killed 149 people, with 46 left on death row by the end of the year. They include three children, political opponents, clerics, and human rights campaigners. Among those executed this year are three women and 51 who were facing drug charges that would be considered minor offences elsewhere in the world.