Muhammad Saad al-Beshi

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Muhammad Saad al-Beshi
محمد سعد البيشي
Born1961 (age 58–59)
Nationality Saudi Arabia
Years active1998–present

Muhammad Saad al-Beshi (Arabic: محمد سعد البيشي; born 1961) has been an executioner for the government of Saudi Arabia since 1998. He has been described as "Saudi Arabia's leading executioner".[1] Beshi claims to have executed ten people in one day.[2]

Al-Beshi performs executions by decapitation, using a sword, and occasionally uses a firearm. Al-Beshi also performs amputations of limbs when required under Saudi Arabia's sharia law.[1]

Beshi is married and is the father of seven children.[1] He has been known to allow his children to help clean his sword.[2]