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Saudi Arabia looking for 8 new executioners, for hangman's job

5/19/2015 6:19:29 PM

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia is looking out for eight new executioners, said a public service jobs advertisement. It’s hiring extra workers to carry out an increasing number of death sentences, which is generally carried out in public. No special experience needed for the job, but the main role is "executing" it also involves performing amputations on those who convicted lesser offence.

According to Amnesty International figures, country is positioned third by executing at least 90 people last year, after China and Iran, and ahead of Iraq and the US countries in the world for putting people to death.

Majority of them were executed for murder and 38 for committing drugs offences.  Half of them were Saudi and the others were from Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Burma, Chad, Eritrea the Philippines and Sudan’s citizens.


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