Saudi Arabia executes Jordanian man after allegedly giving forced confession

Written by 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.


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