Saudi Arabia: ‘We buried five workers alive’

Three men have confessed in the Qatif General Court to murdering five Asian workers in 2010. Their remains, pictured here, were found on a farm in Qatif

Three men confessed in the Qatif General Court on Wednesday to torturing five Asian workers for hours and then burying them alive, according to local media.

The decomposing bodies of the five Asian workers, believed to be Indian nationals, were found on a farm in Safwa, Qatif, earlier this month. They were killed in 2010.

The Eastern Province police have arrested 25 people in connection with the killing of the five Asian workers, a source said on Wednesday.

The suspects include expatriates and citizens. They are being held at Safwa police station.

One man, describing events four years ago, said he was driving around with a friend using drugs and alcohol when he received a call from another friend at around 10 p.m. who asked to see him immediately at a farm…

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