Saudi Arabia, a member of the UN's Human Rights Council and a close US ally, is hiring more executioners, according to its Ministry of Civil Service website.
Vice.com said on May 20: “With 85 people already executed this year alone, Saudi Arabia is recruiting eight more executioners to fulfil positions that require carrying out beheadings, as well as performing amputations on those who committed smaller offenses, according to a application form.
“Executions have been on the rise since last August, with the call for additional executioners coming a day after a man became the 85th person to be executed in Saudi Arabia this year.”
The article said that behind China and Iran, Saudi Arabia was one of the top five countries in the world for sentencing people to death, according to an Amnesty International report released in March.
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