Saudi anti-militarist gets fifteen years jail, seventy whip lashes

This video says about itself:

Saudi Army in Bahrain! April 2011

After the uprising in Bahrain, the Bahraini [monarchy] called Gulf Cooperation Council troops from Saudi Arabia and the UAE [and from Qatar] to repress the revolution.

All best wishes for all the anti-dictatorship movements in Saudi Arabia, like the women’s campaign for the right to drive cars.

Human rights progress is very much needed in this military ally and oil supplying and weapons buying business partner of the United States, British, etc. establishments.

From Associated Press:

Report: Saudi court sentences Shiite to 15 years prison for demanding troops leave Bahrain

Published January 31, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi state-linked newspapers say a court in the capital Riyadh has sentenced a Saudi Shiite man to 15 years in prison and 70 lashes for protesting and demanding the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s troops leave neighboring Bahrain.

Al-Madina‘s Friday report did not state the specific charge, but Shiite protesters are often given lengthy sentences for sedition.

The newspaper said the man, whose name and age were not released, has the right to appeal the verdict. He was banned from travel abroad for 10 years after his release.

Saudi Arabia sent troops to Bahrain in 2011 to help quell Shiite protests against the island nation’s Sunni monarchy.

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29 thoughts on “Saudi anti-militarist gets fifteen years jail, seventy whip lashes

  1. Shows how British and American interests can support oppressive regimes and support cruelty and mass oppression, a reflection on a small group that control these activities, this group largely faceless, with only a few front men, such as Cameron, Blair, all part of the traditional war lords, a complimentary group to tribal groups, such as the Taliban.
    All part of the repressive regimes, that refuse to die, other than the commitment of death to the other that do not perform animal tricks for the entertainment .of this group.


  2. Awful. Militarism is like a cancer, and seems to exist everywhere. As various incidents have shown over many years the military will do whatever it is ordered to do by politicians who won’t do their own fighting. A solution to this at least in those countries in which military service is still voluntary – Don’t enlist. Politicians cannot fight wars without their cannon fodder.


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  5. L’éléphant saoudien dans un magasin de porcelaine arabe


    Prise dans son obsession de la « menace iranienne », qui l’a conduite à adopter une attitude belliciste vis-à-vis de la Syrie, l’Arabie Saoudite se comporte comme un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine, perturbant sérieusement l’environnement politique d’ores et déjà délicat dans le monde arabe. Elle déclenche ce que George Joffé, chercheur au Centre d’Études Internationales de l’Université de Cambridge, qualifiait le 30 décembre dernier de « seconde guerre froide arabe », la première étant celle menée depuis les années 1960 par l’Arabie Saoudite contre le panarabisme égyptien de Gamal Abdel Nasser.

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