In a rare case, Saudi Arabia executes man during Ramadan
New Delhi : In one of the rarest incidents, Saudi Arabia has executed a man during the holy month of Ramadan, said a report. The execution was held on 28th of March, five days into Ramadan.
According to the media report, the Saudi national was convicted of murder and was executed for his crime in the Madina region. The man had a stabbed the victim and set him on fire, said the report.
European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) released a statement over the incident and said that Saudi Arabia has executed a citizen during Ramadan. No sentence has been implemented during the holy month since 2009 in Saudi Arabia.
The executions in Saudi Arabia are not new. In fact, it is the nation with world’s highest number of executions. In 2023 itself, the country has executed over 17 people. In 2022, Saudi Arabia has executed 147 people and in 2021 the figure was at around 69.
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had come to the power in 2015 and since then more than 1000 people have been executed for different-different crimes in the nation.
In March 2022, the Prince had said that the country has ruled off its execution policy and it is applied only on the accused when found guilty in the case of murder or when someone threatens the lives of many people.