One of the three people was convicted of “raping a person at gunpoint and filming it, and another was convicted of committing indecency with a number of girls.”
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced the execution of the death sentence against 3 people who were convicted of “joining a terrorist cell, possessing weapons, and assaulting security men with the intent to kill them.”
And the Saudi Ministry of Interior said, in a statement on its Twitter account, that it had implemented “a death sentence for three perpetrators in the eastern region, for joining a terrorist cell, possessing weapons and training in them, and armed assault on security centers and security men, with the intention of killing them and covering them up for a number of terrorists.” “.
According to the statement, one of the three persons was convicted of “raping a person at gunpoint and filming it, and another was convicted of committing adultery with a number of girls.”
The statement stated that the three were convicted by the Specialized Criminal Court, which issued the death penalty against them before the verdict was supported by the Specialized Criminal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Execution of 44 people
During last May, the Saudi authorities carried out 9 death sentences, 8 of which were in the eastern region, and 7 of them hold Saudi nationalities.
Since the beginning of this year, the Saudi authorities have executed 44 people, according to a toll compiled by Agence France-Presse based on official data.
Saudi Arabia leads the Arab countries in carrying out death sentences, with an annual increase. In recent years, several mass executions have been carried out, the largest of which was in March 2022, when the world woke up to the news of the execution of 81 people in the Kingdom on charges of terrorism and intelligence.
The charges leveled by the Kingdom of persons being executed vary, most notably drugs and terrorism.
According to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia witnessed 196 executions in 2022, the highest number in the Kingdom in 30 years.