RIYADH – With the increasing number in death sentences, Saudi Arabia has posted advertisements for eight new executioners.
The eight positions are advertised on the website of the Ministry of Civil Service that requires no specific skills or educational background for carrying out the death sentence.
According to the announcement the candidate would also be required to perform amputations on those convicted of felony like theft etc.
However, candidates should not expect to be paid any better than workers in other sectors, with salaries closer to the lower end of the civil services pay scale.
To apply for the job, a downloadable PDF form is available on the website.
According to a count by Human Rights Watch based on Saudi government statements, on sunday Saudi Arabia beheaded a man for a drug offense, making him the 85th person to be executed this year.
Saudi Arabia’s justice system punishes drug dealing, arms smuggling, and murder and other violent crimes with death, usually by beheading in a public square.
Saudi Arabia was ranked third in the world for handing out death sentences in 2014, just behind China and Iran.
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