Al mashriq - The Levant

Capital punishment under Sharia Law.

During a stay in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the early 1950's, Uthman el Kadi took these photographs of the implementation of Sharia Law with regard to crimes punished by amputation and decapitation.

Note: These photographs are published as historical documentation.

Contribution courtesy of Rim Kadi, 2002.

A thief having his right hand cut off.

A second hand amputation.

Public execution in Jeddah, 1953

Public execution by decapitation.

The decapitated convicts.

A decapitated convict.

Text on back of third photograph

Text under the photographs


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