Eighty-one men have been executed in Saudi Arabia in what has been their largest mass execution in decades.
The Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry released a statement outlining the reasoning behind these executions.
“These individuals were convicted of various crimes including the murdering of innocent men, women, and children. Crimes committed also by pledging allegiance to foreign terrorist organizations such as ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Houthis.”
The ministry did not state how these executions were carried out, but most executions in Saudi Arabia are done through beheadings.
Thirty-seven of the men were Saudi nationals who were convicted of attempting to assassinate security officer’s and targeting of police stations and convoys.
Seven Yemeni men and one Syrian were amongst the executions.
Two of these men were also executed for attempting to hold political protests.