Saudi Arabia executes Jordanian man after allegedly giving forced confession
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 13, 2023
Saudi Arabia has executed a Jordanian man whose family say he was tortured into confessing to drugs charges.
57 year old Hussein Abu al-Khair, had eight children and was a driver for a wealthy Saudi.
He was arrested in 2014 while crossing the border from Jordan into Saudi Arabia, accused of smuggling amphetamines.
He was later sentenced to death, after a trial criticised by Amnesty International as “grossly unfair”.
His sister, Zeinab Abul Al-Khair, said he had told her from jail that he had been strung up by his feet and beaten.