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F1 in Saudi Arabia shifts from human rights to rebel attacks

When the 81 people were put to death in a mass execution on March 12, it was the largest in Saudi Arabia’s modern history.

“Ultimately, it’s the responsibility of those that are in power to really make the changes and we’re not really seeing enough,” Lewis Hamilton said. “So we need to see more.”

According to Reprieve, a non-profit which defends people facing human rights abuses, and partner organization the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights, a further 16 executions have been carried out since the mass executions on March 12.

“It’s obviously mind-blowing to hear the stories. I’ve heard there’s a letter been sent to me, for example, by a 14-year-old who’s on death row,” Hamilton said Friday. “We don’t decide where we go (but) I think we’re duty bound to try and do what we can while we’re here.”

Read the full story in Associated Press