Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Saudi Arabian beheadings poised to double in 2015


From:  The News Hub 


by Chris Correl


Under King Salman's reign, someone is publicly executed every two days, including minors and the disabled.

In the first six months of 2015, Saudi Arabia’s government executed more people—102—than all of 2014 combined. At its current trajectory, the nation's execution rate will be at its highest level in years.

The rise of these public deaths—most often beheadings, though occasionally firing squads or stoning are implemented—could, in part, be attributed as backlash towards recent criticism from the international community.

Saudi Arabia’s theocratic justice system of Sharia Law permits capital punishment for a host of offences from murder to "sorcery" or converting to another religion.  MORE