Saudis Conduct Mass Beheadings Of 37, Mostly Shiites, With Two Crucified | Zero Hedge
It’s being described as “the largest mass execution of Shiites in the kingdom’s history” — and it didn’t take place in an official US enemy country like Assad’s Syria or Putin’s Russia or even North Korea. On Tuesday Saudi Arabia (where else?) beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, the vast majority of which have been identified as minority Shiites in yet another sectarian-driven mass execution.
Saudi official statements have said the men were put to death on “terrorism-related crimes,” however human rights groups like Amnesty International have pointed to “sham trials” and confessions extracted through torture. Shockingly, authorities went so far as to tie two of the deceased’s heads and bodies to polls in the manner of a crucifixion, erected as a public warning and deterrent to others.