Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed one of its citizens convicted of murder, raising to 92 the number of death sentences carried out this year in the kingdom.
Mohsen al-Dosari was found guilty of stabbing to death another Saudi man following a dispute, the interior ministry said in a statement.
Most people put to death in Saudi Arabia are beheaded with a sword
Murder and drug trafficking cases account for the majority of Saudi executions, although 47 people were put to death for “terrorism” on a single day in January.
According to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia had the third-highest number of executions last year – at least 158.
That was far behind Pakistan, which executed 326, and Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran, which executed at least 977, said Amnesty, whose figures exclude secretive China.