Home International News Saudi Arabia Executes 81 Convicts – Largest Mass Killing In Its History

Saudi Arabia Executes 81 Convicts – Largest Mass Killing In Its History

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, announced that it had executed 81 convicted criminals.

The Saturday announcement is the largest mass execution conducted by the country in its modern history — more than the 67 executions reported in all of 2021 and 27 in 2020.

Saudi Arabia lifts immunisation checks at two holy mosques
Saudi lifts ban on Nigerian flights

Prior to Saturday, the largest mass execution in the country’s history since 1980 was in 2016 when 47 persons were killed.

However, the latest figure surpasses even the 1980 figure when 63 militants were killed in a mass execution.

According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the 81 individuals were convicted of terrorism and capital crimes.

It said that the convicts included members of al-Qaeda, ISIS and backers of Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Of the 81 people killed, 73 were Saudi citizens, seven were Yemeni and one was a Syrian national.

These individuals, totaling 81, were convicted of various crimes including murdering innocent men, women and children,” SPA said, citing a statement from the interior ministry.

Chinweuba Anyaragbuhttps://cdanewsonline.com
BEST SELLING BLOG THEME OF ALL TIMES. Follow us for more breaking news . Share,, like and Comment on our contents

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

PDP Condemns Attack On President Buhari In Kano

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, by some youths during his visit to Kano State on Monday. The...

MDCAN wants retired consultants retained

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has urged the government to reabsorb retired consults into the health sector. DAILY POST reports that...

We won’t allow war between Russia, NATO – German Chancellor

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said that the war between Russia and Ukraine will not escalate to involve the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Scholz...

Two Nigerians shot dead in renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Two Nigerians were allegedly shot dead in Johannesburg, South Africa at the weekend amid resurgent xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country. According to ICIR,...

Recent Comments