Help Wanted ➠ Saudi Arabia Advertises For Executioners
Saudi Arabia is seeking to fill eight positions for the job of executioner. Do you have what it takes?
The New York Times writes, “The eight positions, as advertised on the website of the Ministry of Civil Service, require no specific skills or educational background for ‘carrying out the death sentence according to Islamic Shariah after it is ordered by a legal ruling.’ But given the grisly nature of the job, a scarcity of qualified swordsmen in some regions of the country and a rise in the frequency of executions, candidates might face a heavy workload.”
The justice system in Saudi Arabia punishes certain offenses with death, usually a public beheading. Some crimes carry a lesser penalty. “The main role is ‘executing a judgment of death’ – but workers must also perform amputations on those convicted of lesser offences, according to the advert posted on the civil service jobs portal,” describes the Daily Mail.
Apparently, the Saudi Arabian execution industry is a growing one. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia beheaded its 85th victim this year whereas the country beheaded 88 people the entire year in 2014. More