saudi arabia executions
Little attention has been paid to the fact that at least three of those killed in a mass execution on January 2 were minors at the time of their alleged crimes. VICE News pieces together the evidence.
Saudi Arabia, the West's trusted Middle Eastern ally, may be about to execute three young men arrested for protesting when they were children. VICE News spoke to their families.
Most of the 47 people killed in a mass execution in Saudi Arabia on January 2 were alleged al Qaeda militants. The group now says it wants payback.
At least two Sunni mosques in Iraq were attacked late on Sunday in apparent retaliation for the execution of a leading Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia, while Bahrain has severed ties with Iran.
Most of the 47 were Sunni Muslims convicted of al Qaeda attacks in Saudi Arabia, but four, including prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimra, were Shiites.
Two Saudi newspapers reported this week that the country plans to execute more than 50 people convicted of terrorism.