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Saudi Arabia: Five beheaded and ‘crucified’ amid ‘disturbing’ rise in executions

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia: Five beheaded and ‘crucified’ 21 May 2013 Saudi Arabia must halt a “disturbing” rise in death penalty usage that has resulted in at least 47 state killings in the country already this year, Amnesty International urged after six more people were executed today.Five Yemeni men were beheaded and “crucified” this morning in the city of Jizan, while a Saudi Arabian man was executed in the south-western city of Abha.“Saudi Arabia’s increased use of this cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment is deeply disturbing and the authorities must halt what is a horrifying…

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