Trump Silent: Saudis Executed Innocent Protesters, Fabricated Confessions, Fake Charges

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Beirut Lebanon (CNN) – Long before Saudi Arabia announced it had carried out one of the largest mass executions in its history earlier this week, some of the men condemned to death had made impassioned pleas to the courts in a bid to save their lives.

Many said they were totally innocent, that their confessions had been written by the same people who had tortured them. Some claimed to have evidence of their abuse at the hands of their interrogators. And one reaffirmed loyalty to King Salman and his son, Mohammed bin Salman, in hopes of getting leniency from the court, trial documents show.

On Tuesday, Riyadh announced that 37 men had been executed, including three who were minors when the kingdom said they carried out their crimes. One of the men was crucified after his execution, strung up and put on display as a warning to others.
The youngest of the executed men was Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, according to Amnesty International. He was charged with participating in violent protests at the age of 16, and his death sentence sparked an outcry from the United Nations, which had urged the kingdom to overturn the ruling.
Another was Mujtaba al-Sweikat, who was 17 when he took part in demonstrations that would lead to his arrest in 2012. He was detained at an airport in Dammam as he was preparing to board a plane to the United States, where he was set to enroll at Western Michigan University.

Mujtaba al-Sweikat


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  1. There are no words strong enough to condemn the Saudis for this. The rest of the world has spoken but does the regime of illegitimate rulers care? Apparently not and neither does the orange buffoon in the White House. tRump is a moral failure yet millions of evangelicals consider him to be sent by an invisible deity that really doesn’t exist. No sign of outrage among those people either.
    Even congress remained silent.
    There needs to be a massive demonstration of protest in front of the Saudi embassy in Washington. The rest of the world is waiting for some response from the so called leader of the so called free world and so far only crickets. Worse , promises of supplying this cruel and illegitimate regime with more weapons.
    Washington is losing what remains of any credibility it once had as this administration has literally finished it off.
    Come 2020 there will be no one worth voting for in the federal elections. No one.
    Expect more of the same and worse. The Saudis have been given a green light by tRump to do as they please.