Saudi Arabia: UN distressed by public executions

migrant workers from Bangladesh

The United Nations says it's deeply distressed by the spate of public executions that took place in Saudi Arabia last Friday.

Ten men were executed last Friday….eight of whom were migrant workers from Bangladesh.

They were reportedly convicted for killing an Egyptian security guard in 2007.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights called on Saudi Arabia to establish a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:

“We are deeply distressed by the public execution last Friday of 10 men, eight of whom were foreign migrant workers from Bangladesh. We note that of at least 58 people reportedly executed this year, 20 – just under half – were migrant workers.”

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