Saudi Arabia Thursday executed an Iraqi man convicted of murder, the interior ministry said, bringing to 60 the number of convicts put to death in the kingdom this year.

Wissam al-Mahssanawi was found guilty of shooting dead Emirati national Mohammed al-Amiri and stealing his car, the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.

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He was executed in the northeastern city of Hafr al-Baten.

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The kingdom on Jan. 2 executed 47 people in a single day for “terrorism.”

In 2015 it executed 153 people, mostly for drug trafficking or murder, according to an AFP tally.

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Amnesty International says the number of executions in Saudi Arabia last year was the highest for two decades.

However, the tally was far behind that of China and Iran.


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  • vic

    SAUDIS THE PRIMITIVE MURDERERS OF DARK AGES.