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April 23, 2019 10:04 am

Saudi Arabia Executes 37 in Connection With Terrorism, State Media Reports

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Cars drive past the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 18, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Faisal Al Nasser.

Saudi Arabia‘s Interior Ministry said on Tuesday it executed 37 people in connection with terrorism crimes, state media reported.

“The death penalty was implemented… on a number of culprits for adopting extremist terrorist ideologies and forming terrorist cells to corrupt and disrupt security as well as spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife,” the state news agency said in a tweet.

The 37 were all Saudi nationals.

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