Does Iran Have Room To Criticize Saudi Arabia On Executions?
Iran is outraged over Saudia Arabia's recent execution of a leading Shia cleric, despite its own equally controversial record of death sentences.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 4, 2016
Saudi Arabia is executing people at its highest rate in decades.
According to Amnesty International, the country put to death at least 151 people between January and November 2015. In 2014, there were 90 executions.
But it's the recent execution of a leading Shia cleric that's gotten the attention of Saudi Arabia's rival, Iran, and prompted the perhaps the worst crisis between the two countries in years.