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Saudi Arabia Executes 81 Men in One Day

HeadlineMar 14, 2022

Saudi Arabia says it has carried out the largest mass execution in its modern history, putting 81 men to death within a span of just 24 hours. The official Saudi Press Agency said in a statement Saturday the men were guilty of crimes ranging from terrorism to “deviant beliefs.” Among those executed were people arrested for participating in human rights demonstrations. Rights groups say many of the defendants were denied access to a lawyer, held incommunicado and tortured.

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