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Jordanian man executed by Saudi Arabia after alleged forced confession

BBC News reports on the execution of Jordanian man Hussein Abu al-Khair in Saudi Arabia, after his family say he was tortured into confessing to drugs charges.

“Exactly a year ago, Mohammed bin Salman’s regime executed 81 men in a single day, and Saudi Arabia’s international partners shrugged and issued empty statements about the importance of human rights,” said Reprieve’s director, Maya Foa.

“Rather than condemn the Crown Prince, world leaders queued up to shake his bloodstained hands. Today’s atrocity and others like it is the inevitable result. When partners signal that the Saudi regime can kill without consequences, you can be sure it will.”