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Saudi Arabia: Increase in Executions and Amputations

, Index number: MDE 23/045/2000

Executions in Saudi Arabia continue at an alarming rate. Five people: Said bin Salem bin Said (executed); Salih Hamd Muhammad al-Ziyadi, Iraqi national (executed); Muhammad Othman Adam, Nigerian national (amputation); Sanussi Sani Muhammad, Nigerian national (amputation); and Taj Muhammad Muhammad Hussein, Afghan national (amputation) were executed or had limbs amputated between 31 May and 6 June 2000. It is impossible to know the names of all those on death row or how many face execution in the next few days and weeks.

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