Saudi Arabia Passes Execution Total for All of 2014

Saudi Arabia is executing people at a record clip. Three more people have been put to death in Saudi Arabia, taking the number of executions carried out in the country this year to 88 – surpassing the total for all of 2014.
The interior ministry on Tuesday said the latest prisoners to be put to death were convicted of smuggling amphetamines.
Another Saudi was separately put to death for murder.The escalation in the number of executions comes despite activists’ concerns that trials are not being conducted fairly.