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Saudi Arabia’s horrible execution spree: 30 Saudi citizens put to death for criticizing the king

Amnesty International in the strongest terms condemned the Saudi regime for sending 4 juveniles to gallows, considering the verdicts as a clear violation of international laws and conventions, since the defendants committed the alleged crimes—participating in a pro-democracy rally— while under the age of 18.

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15 Mar, 2016 (Riyadh, KSA) —- As the international community’s widespread condemnation against Saudi regime for crackdown on pro-democracy movement by staging unfair trials and issuing arbitrary verdicts continues; the Human Rights organization express their grave concerns with the ominous reports confirming the punishment of political opponents by giving them death penalties.

According to the initial reports, the Saudi general prosecutor asked the penal court in Riyadh to sentence 27 Saudi political prisoners to death and 3 others to severe punishments. In May 2013, the Saudi security arrested 30 political activists without pointing charges amid a fierce clampdown on pro-democracy movements in Al-Hasa, Qatif, Jeddah and Medina.

The international community also accuses the Saudi regime of systematic torture and death punishments as a gruesome means to deal with its political dissidents.

Nearly all defendants belong to Saudi Arabia’s persecuted Shiite community and there are eminent Muslim clerics between the convicts— namely Sheikh Badr Al Hilal Taleb and Abdul Jalil Alaithan —, in addition to physicians and university professors whom the Saudi regime accuses of collaboration with the Iranian government and espionage.
Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the Saudi regime for high rate of executions and myriad cases of torture in Saudi prisons.

James Lynch, the London-based deputy director of Middle-East and North Africa programme at Amnesty International lamented the death sentences and forced confessions —obtained under duress— and considered the Saudi inhumane approach vis-à-vis prisoners of conscience as an overt scorn for the universal human rights conventions.

Earlier this year, the Saudi despotic regime has executed the revered Shiite clergyman Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and 47 others. The world nations unleashed waves of harsh criticism against the regime in Riyadh which supports al-Qaeda militants in Syria and Iraq. Amnesty international described the executions as ‘settling political scores’.

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4 Responses to "Saudi Arabia’s horrible execution spree: 30 Saudi citizens put to death for criticizing the king"

  1. jones  March 17, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Now there’s a population that would know what to do with roach spray.

  2. JS  March 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    The Saudis are losing control.

  3. Ash  March 15, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Notice how the US has been happy to incite and foment insurrections, use B-2 bombers flown and refueled all the way from bases in the US and false flag operations to achieve “regime change” and to “bring democracy” to Libya, Egypt, Syria and the middle east EXCEPT for these Arab friends of the Bush’s, the Clintons, and Obama for sure since he meets with the king on demand, even diverting AF1 to Saudi Arabia on at least one occasion that we know of.

  4. ayelyahbenjamin  March 15, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    …if there were ever a reason to topple a “government” its the sick Saudi-land themepark where this mob in the picture actually believe they are “royal” they havent got a royal toenail amongst the lot of them….heinous creatures

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