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130 executed in Saudi Arabia in 2019, most of whom were bin Salman’s opponents

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud speaks during the 14th Islamic Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on 1 June 2019 [BANDAR ALGALOUD /SAUDI KINGDOM COUNCIL/HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency]
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman in Saudi Arabia on 1 June 2019 [BANDAR ALGALOUD /SAUDI KINGDOM COUNCIL/HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency]

An international human rights organisation has revealed that the Saudi authorities have executed more than 130 people since the beginning of this year, most of whom were opponents of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

In a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Anti Death Penalty Project organisation announced that six of the executed opponents were children at the time of their arrest.

Artists cancelling shows in Saudi Arabia in support of human rights – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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