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October 17, 2019

January 2nd

The Death of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia Executes 47 Men

These executions are the first of what will no doubtfully be many in this new year, and it’s no longer a surprise. The ultra-conservative and rather radical Saudi Arabian kingdom put at least 157 people to death in 2015, the most annually in two decades. This first official mass execution is a rather large percentage of the total we saw in the last year.