Saudi Arabia sentenced one Eritrean and four other nationals to death

Saudi Arabia sentenced one Eritrean and four other nationals to death

Radio Erena: 06 May 2015

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Five people have been sentenced to death after they found guilt of murder and adultery.

According to a statement by the country’s ministry of foreign affairs, one of the alleged criminals is Eritrean. The rest are from Sudan, Chad, Yemen and India.

Saudi Arabia has sentenced 83 people to death last year and the number in 2015 so far has reached 71. This shows a dramatic increase in the number of death sentence in the country this year.

 

In the ShareA Law practicing Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, crimes like rape, burglary, witchery and murder are punishable by death.

The international human rights watch condemns the sentence of the five foreign nationals saying it violates not only their basic human rights but also their rights to live in the country.

Penalties such as cutting limbs or other parts of the body are commonly seen sentences in Saudi Arabia.
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