The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Saudi executes 100 people since start of 2022

Saudi executes 100 people since start of 2022

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia put four people to death on Thursday (Mar 17), bringing to 100 the number of executions since the start of the year, according to an AFP tally based on official statements.


Saturday 19 March 2022, 10:30AM

A man about to be executed in Saudi Arabia. Photo: AFP

A man about to be executed in Saudi Arabia. Photo: AFP

The latest executions reported by the official Saudi Press Agency come amid fresh condemnation of the kingdom’s human rights record after 81 people were put to death in a single day last week.

Of the 100 executions, three on Wednesday coincided with a visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was in Riyadh to lobby for a rise in oil output to help stabilise markets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Last Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s execution of 81 people in one day - on various charges, including terrorism-related offences - exceeded the total of 69 killed in the whole of 2021.

CBRE Phuket

Human Rights Watch said it was “highly unlikely” that the 81 men received fair trials, calling it a “brutal show of its autocratic rule”.

More than half of them, 41, belonged to the kingdom’s Shiite Muslim minority “who have long suffered systemic discrimination and violence by the government”, the New York-based rights group said.

Saudi Arabia said the men, who included seven Yemenis and one Syrian, belonged either to the Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda, Yemen’s Huthi rebels or “other terrorist organisations”.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Be the first to comment.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Govt mulls ending Thai Pass

No hassle with TP did mine for return trip early June. Took 2 hours to get approval a nuisance but ...(Read More)

Chulu West climb for Soi Dog aborted by snowstorm

If they had put all the money they spent on the trip itself the dogs would have themselves a right g...(Read More)

‘Now it’s for real’: Ukraine war puts Sweden’s military on alert

@Kurt Please turn on the "Spell Check" on your computer....(Read More)

Govt mulls ending Thai Pass

@Kurt Why should they keep the Thailand Pass for Thai's ? Thai's don't need an insuran...(Read More)

Phuket readies for another food festival, with hemp on the menu

Oh dear Kurt ! Does it really matter how they call it ? Btw, as they don't do it on a regular ba...(Read More)

Two cops sidelined after teens assaulted

Typical police brutality. Worldwide. ACAB !...(Read More)

Two cops sidelined after teens assaulted

My BS radar just went off. Three innocent teens just out for a little fun late at night? Armed? Nee...(Read More)

Govt mulls ending Thai Pass

Mr Anutin's prejudiced opinion about foreigners. Twice in public he called them "dirty fara...(Read More)

Two cops sidelined after teens assaulted

"IF their actions exceeded the scope of their duties..." IF? No IF about it!...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Putting transparency on the map

What would be a great addition to this app is when you click on a land plot not only does it show th...(Read More)