Published January 03, 2016
Saudi Arabia's most recent mass execution, the largest in three decades, has sparked international condemnation. Mass protests against the ruling Saudi family have taken place in many Muslim countries after the execution of 47 people, including a popular Shia cleric. Human rights groups have long warned that Islamic courts in Saudi Arabia hand out death sentences even for non-violent crimes and that trials are secretive and unfair. Zlatica Hoke reports.