By Bhanvi Satija:
In Saudi Arabia, it seems, justice is being equated with decapitation. The country is on pace to break its record for the number of people beheaded in a year, as it recently conducted its 100th execution in 2015.
Saudi Arabia is not the only country that gives out death sentences, but what makes it stand apart is the country’s bizarre, age old method of execution – beheading. It is the only country in the world to still use it. A high number of executions take place in other countries too, however, Saudi Arabia’s rate of execution per capita is 30% higher than the US. What’s even more shocking is that almost half of these executions carried out this year were for non-violent crimes.
Watch this video by AJ+ Global News Community, which gives us a deeper insight into what’s happening in Saudi Arabia.