Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed 37 of its citizens convicted of terrorism, three years after another mass execution that ultimately led to a break in relations with Iran.
The latest executions were carried out in Riyadh, the Muslim holy cities of Makkah and Medina, the predominantly Sunni province of Qassim, and in the Eastern Province, home to the country’s Shiite minority.
The men were executed ‘for adopting terrorist and extremist thinking and for forming terrorist cells to corrupt and destabilise security’, said Saudi Press Agency.
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