05 June 2023 :
Saudi Arabia announced the execution of three men in the Shia-populated Eastern Province for “joining a terrorist cell, possessing weapons and armed assault on security centers and security men."
The announcement was made in a statement by the Interior Ministry on June 4, 2023.
The death penalties were carried out against Hussein bin Ali bin Muhammad al-Mohishi, Fazel bin Zaki bin Hossein Ansif and Zakaria bin Hassan bin Muhammad al-Mohishi.
Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich and predominantly Shia Eastern Province has been the scene of demonstrations since February 2011.
Protesters have been demanding reforms, freedom of expression, the release of political prisoners, and an end to economic and religious discrimination against the region.
The demonstrations have been met with a heavy-handed crackdown, with regime forces increasing security measures across the province.