Saudi Arabia advertises for more executioners

Saudi Arabia advertises for more executioners
Saudi Arabia announces that eight positions as executioners are available as the country needs more people to take care of the increasing number of death sentences being handed out.

No special qualifications are required for the job, where the main task is to enforce a death penalty, often in public, but which also involves amputations of those who are convicted of less serious crimes, according to the ad, posted on the kingdom's portal of job postings.

On the application form it states that the position is classified as "religious official' and that the salary is in the lower part of the official regulations.

Saudi Arabia is among the five countries in the world which executes most people. In 2014 the country was in position number three after China and Iran, but ahead of Iraq and the United States, according to Amnesty International.

A man who was beheaded on Sunday, was the 85 person executed so far this year, according to Saudi Press Agency. Throughout last year there were 88 executions.

Most of those who are executed, is convicted of murder, but 38 have received the death penalty for drug offenses, according to Human Rights Watch. Half are from Saudi Arabia and the rest from Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Chad, Eritrea, the Philippines and Sudan.

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