Saudi Arabia beheaded more than 80 people, a toll that brings the number of publicly announced executions to its highest level in five years.
The latest execution was a Pakistani man charged with drug smuggling.
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An AP tally says that all in all 83 people have been beheaded, while AFP puts the number even higher – at 87.
According to Amnesty International data, Riyadh has one of the highest execution rates in the world: 79 executions in Saudi Arabia in 2013 and 2012, and 82 in 2011 and 2010.
In August the group condemned what it called a "disturbing surge" in executions in the country.
An annual Amnesty report from 2013 said that overall 778 executions have been recorded worldwide, an increase of almost 15 percent on the previous year, with China, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the USA topping the list.


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