Human rights group Amnesty International says the number of reported judicial executions fell in 2017, and sees a trend toward abolishing the death penalty. But the group also warns that the true number of people put to death is often concealed.
Amnesty International's annual death penalty report finds that executions have decreased worldwide. The trend is overshadowed by a new law in Brunei that allows authorities to kill people for homosexual activities.
Saudi Arabia said 37 nationals charged with terrorism have had their death penalties carried out. The executions came two days after an attack on a police station in central Riyadh province.
The investigation claims at least 14 civilians were killed as a result of airstrikes targeting al-Shabab insurgents. US-led airstrikes in Somalia have tripled under the Trump administration and look set to increase.
Since fleeing to Germany, Ali Adubisi has been campaigning for human rights in Saudi Arabia. Now he and his organization have published a report on the death penalty in his home country.
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