Deera Square

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Deera Square
ساحة الصفاة
Chop Chop Square.jpg
The square in 2011.
Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates 24°37′51″N 46°42′43″E / 24.630884°N 46.711838°E / 24.630884; 46.711838Coordinates: 24°37′51″N 46°42′43″E / 24.630884°N 46.711838°E / 24.630884; 46.711838
Known for Public executions

Deera Square (Arabic: ساحة الصفاة‎) is a public space in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in which public executions (usually by beheading) take place. It is sometimes known as Justice Square or Chop Chop Square.[1][2][3]

After Friday prayers, police and other officials clear the area to make way for the execution to take place. After the beheading of the condemned, the head is stitched to the body and the body is wrapped up for the final rites and taken away.

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