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Outrage Follows Saudi Arabia’s Execution of Nearly 50 Prisoners

Saudi Arabia—recently chosen to to head a key United Nations human rights panel—on Saturday executed 47 people convicted of “terrorism,” including at least four convicted of offenses related to political protest. According to Reuters, the executions took place in 12 cities in Saudi Arabia, with four prisons using firing squads and the others beheading. Among those killed was prominent Shiite …