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Friday, October 09, 2015

Saudi execution set for juvenile offender sparks human rights uproar

Ali Mohammed Nimr was 17 when he was arrested without warrant by police in 2012 for taking part in an "Arab Spring" protest against the Saudi government.

The nephew of a prominent government critic, Nimr was held without charge for two years at a prison in Dammam in the kingdom's Eastern Province. Amnesty International charged in a report last month that he was tortured into confessing to taking part in the illegal protest, attacking security forces, possessing a machine gun and committing armed robbery.

Now Saudi authorities reportedly plan to behead the young man and display his remains in public. The sentence has ignited an international uproar by human rights defenders and exposed the kingdom to fresh criticism that it violates the principles it pledged to uphold as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council.



Anonymous said...

Bet he won't do that again!

Anonymous said...

How about the same for hugs committing armed robbery and murder?

Anonymous said...

Saudi's are hoping they can get another Bush puppet in the White House. What does Jeb think about this?
You can never ask the Bush family anything about the Saudis. it is like a third rail the press will never go near.