Un moratoire sur les exécutions pour des infractions liées aux drogues a fait chuter le taux d’exécutions de 85% dans le royaume. Pour en savoir plus, en anglais, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous.


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.