Scores Killed In Saudi Arabia Mass Execution Claimed To Have Been Forced To Confess

LAGOS APRIL 29TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Large numbers of the 37 people executed by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday claimed before their deaths that they were forced to confess to crimes they had never committed during interrogations, a report claims from CNN claims.
Saudi Arabia’s Press Agency announced it was executing the men for terror charges including “adopting extremist terrorist ideologies.” Rights groups say the executions are proof the Kingdom is cracking down on the Shi’a Muslim minority.
But several of the victims said that Saudi officials forged their confessions during interrogations, court documents relating to 25 of the victims and seen by CNN show.
Some of the victims told the judges presiding on their trials their thumbprints were forcibly taken and used to sign off on the false confessions, according to CNN.
“Those aren’t my words,” 27-year-old Munir al-Adam told the judge at his trial, the documents showed. “I didn’t write a letter. This is defamation written by the interrogator with his own hand.”
Justifying the executions, the Saudi Press Agency tweeted on Tuesday: “The death penalty was implemented on a number of criminals for adopting extremist terrorist ideologies and forming terrorist cells to corrupt and disrupt security as well as spreading chaos and provoking sectarian strife.”

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