12/3/15, "Saudi Arabia carrying out 'unprecedented wave' of executions," BBC,
(subhead): "Capital punishment in Saudi Arabia"
"Beheading with a sword is the most common form of execution.
Executions are often carried out in public.
that carry the death penalty include murder, adultery, treason, gay
sex, drug offences, sorcery and witchcraft, and apostasy.
Human rights activists say those accused often do not receive fair trials.
The families of prisoners facing the death penalty are not always informed in advance of executions."...