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Saudi Arabia executes 81 people in show of force by an emboldened Mohammed bin Salman

By Abdullah Alaoudh, general secretary of Saudi Arabia’s National Assembly Party, and John Hursh, program director of Democracy for the Arab World Now, 220322


On Saturday, the Saudi government killed 81 people in a single mass execution despite recent assurances from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Saudi Arabia was making important legal reforms. The deaths provide a glimpse at what Saudi justice looks like now that MBS has been emboldened by Western governments that have failed to hold him accountable for the killing of Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as numerous other crimes and abuses.

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