Saudi Arabia is on the spot over the execution of over eighty-one men.
Seven of those executed are Yemeni nationals, while one is Syrian. Some of the charges include allegiance to foreign terrorists and holding deviant beliefs.
A state news agency said that the recent execution was the largest known mass execution carried out in the kingdom in its modern history.
“These individuals…were convicted of various crimes including murdering innocent men, women and children,” SPA said on Saturday, citing a statement from the interior ministry.
“Crimes committed by these individuals also include pledging allegiance to foreign terrorist organisations, such as ISIS [ISIL], al-Qaeda and the Houthis,” it added.
Some of the accused had travelled to conflict zones to join terror militia. The accused were given the right to an attorney, and they also were granted their rights under Saudi law.
“The kingdom will continue to take a strict and unwavering stance against terrorism and extremist ideologies that threaten the entire world’s stability,” the report added.
Saudi Arabia’s human rights records have been under increasing scrutiny from rights groups and Western allies since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing in 2018.