Public beheadings, public lashings and beatings are a reality in Saudi Arabia. The severe system of punishments was detailed in a documentary.
Horror footage, revealed in a documentary to be broadcast tomorrow, shows five headless bodies – said to belong to robbers – hanging on a pole as a reminder to the public not to step out of line.
They were said to have been left there for days.
In another brutal example of Saudi Arabia oppression a woman is held down on a roadside while a policeman decapitates her with a sword.
The victim, who screams “I did not do it” just before her executions, had been convicted of killing her stepdaughter.
The death penalty can be imposed for repeated drug use, homosexuality, adultery and witchcraft.
Other punishments include public stonings, lashings and even amputation of hands or feet.
The shocking documentary shows viewers what locals call Chop Chop Square in the capital of Riyadh where many of the killings take place.
One scene shows a woman brutally knocked to the ground while police brandish whips.
The documentary includes interviews with those living under the brutal dictatorship, where women are considered second class citizens.
They bravely speak out against the regime risking the wrath of the state where blasphemy is punishable by stoning.
Leading politicians have recently criticised Britain’s relationship with the Islamic state and the latest revelations will put even more pressure on the Government to act.