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Executions soar in Saudi Arabia under rule of Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia has almost doubled the rate it is executing people since Mohammed bin Salman came to power in 2015, despite the crown prince’s efforts to push his “reformist” agenda into the spotlight.

An average of 129.5 executions per year were carried out between 2015 and 2022, according to landmark data from the campaign group Reprieve. They mark six of the bloodiest years in recent Saudi history. Read the full story in The Times.