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Saudi Arabia resumes executions for drug offences

The Times reports on Saudi Arabian prisoners on death row for drug offences, after the an end to an informal moratorium on the use of the death penalty for drug offences imposed in 2020.

Jeed Basyouni of Reprieve said “The similar theme with both drugs and children is that Saudi Arabia made promises in 2020 that they were reforming their use of the death penalty — they were no longer going to execute child offenders, there was a moratorium on drugs — and we have just seen this rollback on those promises.”