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Saudi Arabia: Four relatives executed for hashish possession amid 'disturbing' surge in executions

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia: Four family members executed for hashish possession 18 August 2014 The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions, Amnesty International said after four members of the same family were executed today as part of a “disturbing” recent surge in the use of the death penalty in the country. The two sets of brothers from the same extended family were killed this morning in the south-eastern city of Najran after being convicted of “receiving large quantities of hashish”, reportedly on the basis of forced confessions extracted through torture. It brings…

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