The death row inmates are accused of trying to provoke multiple attacks in the state, the official SPA news agency reported.
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Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday, March 12, that it had executed 81 people in a single day. “Terrorism”. This exceeds the total number of executions in the country by 2021, according to the official SPA news agency. The executed men (73 Saudis, seven Yemenis and one Syrian) have been accused of belonging to a number of terrorist groups, including the Islamic State and the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
According to the SPA, these criminals tried to provoke several attacks in the state, especially in places of worship, government buildings and “Key Facilities for the Country’s Economy”. They are accused of trying to kill law enforcement officers and smuggling weapons.
Yet according to the SPA, the culprits were each “Convicted by Saudi courts on trial under the supervision of 13 judges”. According to official reports, Saudi Arabia will have one of the highest death rates in the world by 2021, with 69 executions, according to AFP.
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