Una moratoria de las ejecuciones por delitos relacionados con drogas resulta en bajón de 85% en el índice de ejecuciones en el reino. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.


By Stephen Kalin / The Wall Street Journal

Saudi Arabia said Monday it had imposed a moratorium on capital punishment for drug-related offenses that led to an 85% reduction in executions, as the conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to soften its image to attract Western tourists and foreign investment.

The state-backed Human Rights Commission said 27 executions were recorded in 2020. That is down from 184 the year before, according to rights watchdog Amnesty International, when Saudi Arabia trailed only China and Iran globally.