The Full Wiki

More info on Capital punishment in Saudi Arabia

Capital punishment in Saudi Arabia: Wikis

  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Part of a series on
Capital punishment
Issues
Debate · Religion and capital punishment · Wrongful execution · Participation of medical professionals in American executions
By country or region
Australia · Brazil · Bulgaria  · Canada · PR China · Cook Islands · Ecuador  · Egypt · France · Germany · India · Iran · Iraq · Israel · Italy · Japan · Liechtenstein · Malaysia · Mexico · Mongolia · New Zealand · North Korea · Pakistan · Philippines · Poland · Romania  · Russia · San Marino · Saudi Arabia · Singapore · South Korea · Suriname  · Taiwan (ROC) · Tonga · Turkey · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela
Methods
Decapitation · Electrocution · Firing squad · Gas chamber · Hanging · Lethal injection · Shooting · Stoning · Torture · Nitrogen asphyxiation (proposed method) · Breaking wheel · Boiling · Flaying · Crushing · Slow slicing · Disembowelment · Sawing · Necklacing · Dismemberment · Burning · Impaling · Crucifixion
Other related topics
Crime · Penology

Saudi Arabia is one of the leading countries with use of the capital punishment and number of executions worldwide.

Methods

Currently Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries in the world which still uses beheading (with a sword) as an official method of execution. Saudi law also allows executions by stoning and firing squad, though execution by firing squad is very rare and is usually carried out in private. Beheadings are preceded by the condemned being tapped of most of their blood and ingesting fairly large amounts of various drugs in order to reduce pain in case of a botched execution, as well as minimize prisoner movement and excessive flow of gore once the beheading is carried out.

Almost all executions are carried out in public (see Deera Square). There have been some examples of decapitated bodies also being crucified.

Crimes

Saudi law allows the death penalty for a number of crimes. For example:








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message