Saudi Arabia executes 37 people in a single day, including three juveniles

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https://reprieve.org.uk/press/saudi-arabia-executes-37-people-in-a-single-day-including-three-juveniles/

Saudi Arabia’s official press agency has announced that 37 people were killed today in a mass execution. Most, if not all, were convicted in the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC), the Kingdom’s secretive and widely condemned anti-terrorism tribunal.

At least three of those executed were juveniles at the time of their alleged offences. This is a flagrant violation of international law, which prohibits sentencing juveniles to death.

Abdulkarim al-Hawaj was charged with participating in demonstrations, incitement via social media and preparing banners with anti-state slogans. He was beaten with sticks, tortured with electricity and chained with his hands above his head for several hours at a time until he ‘confessed’ to other more serious terrorism offences.

Mujtaba al-Sweikat was arrested at King Fahd International Airport, on his way to begin his studies at Western Michigan University. He was severely beaten all over his body, including the soles of his feet, and convicted on the basis of a confession extracted through torture.

Salman Qureish was arrested shortly after his 18th birthday, accused of crimes that took place when he was a teenager. He was denied basic legal rights, including access to a lawyer. In June 2016, he was sentenced to death in a mass trial at the Specialised Criminal Court, despite repeated interventions on his behalf by the United Nations.

Many of the others executed were also tortured into signing confessions. Munir al-Adam was beaten so badly he lost the hearing in one ear. Abbas al-Hassan was beaten while blindfolded, forced to stand in stress positions for hours and deprived of sleep.
 

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Has our government said anything about this?
 

Ockie

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Are these people still keeping that seat in the UN human rights body nice and cosy?
 

ghoti

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Nope. We'd probably still be in the previous dark age but for Christianity.
Lets hope we dont repeat the mistakes that were made at the end of the Bronze Age. IE, dont go around burning and sacking everyone elses stuff because we dont believe with it. Ideological driven extremism can come in all forms, including atheism.
 

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Has the murderous prince been arrested yet?

This is one of the reasons religion should be abolished. :mad:
Scanning trough the article, seems to me the 'crimes' were anti-government, or anti-monarchy, not really related to religion.

To give some counter balance, the atheist Chinese government also doesn't take kindly to anti-government protest/sentiment.
 

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The sooner muslims stop supporting this barbaric government with the cash generating pagan pilgrimages the better for everyone.

Really lovely place that Allah chose to set up his pad.
 

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Of course. Who else would bravely expose Israel's human rights violations?
The UN lost it's soul and it moral authority over the planet decades ago when it allowed these rabid majority middle eastern sh*hole dictatorships and their backwards morals with their evil agendas to sit at its table.
 
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