Faisal bin Hassan Trad, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (left), presents his credentials to the Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office, Michael Møller( right) at Geneva. January 7th, 2014. Photo by Pierre Albouy

Fury After Saudi Arabia ‘Chosen To Head Key UN Human Rights Panel’

The Saudis’ bid emerged shortly after it posted a job advertisement for eight new executioners, to cope with what Amnesty International branded a “macabre spike” in the use of capital punishment, including beheadings, this year.