Saudis Executing Someone Every 2 Days

Saudi Arabia executed more than 102 people in the first half of this year, according to an Amnesty International report—for a total of more than 175 in the past year. The 2015 execution rate is nearly a person every other day, meaning it may well top the country’s previous record, set in 1995, when it put to death 192 individuals. Those executed this year included children under 18, and people with mental disabilities. Most of the executions are carried out by beheading, with many for drug crimes.