Saudi regime beheading more people

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From daily The Independent in Britain:

Saudi Arabia executes 19 in one half of August in ‘disturbing surge of beheadings’

Natasha Culzac

Friday 22 August 2014

Saudi Arabia has beheaded at least 19 people since the beginning of August in a surge of executions, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.

The deaths relate to the period from 4 to 20 August and are included in the 34 deaths ordered since the beginning of January.

According to HRW, international standards require that capital punishment should only be reserved for the “most serious crimes” in countries that still use it.

Offences that resulted in the Saudi Arabian death penalties in August ranged from drug smuggling [to] sorcery.

Four smugglers were executed on 18 August for smuggling a “large quantity of hashish” into the country amid an effort by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the government to tackle the social ill of narcotics and warned that anyone else doing the same would also be punished “according to Sharia”, the Saudi Press Agency said.

The men were all part of the same family and their deaths were condemned by Amnesty as being part of the “disturbing” surge in executions. Reuters reported that their confessions may have been obtained through torture.

Mohammed bin Bakr al-Alawi was beheaded on 5 August for allegedly practicing black magic sorcery, the Saudi Gazette reports, while according to Amnesty, a mentally ill man, Hajras al-Qurey, has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking “after an unfair trial” and will be killed on 25 August.

Al-Qurey’s son had reportedly confessed to drug smuggling and said that his father was unaware that the contraband was in the car.

The elder claims to have been beaten into confessing, despite repeatedly exclaiming that he was innocent and that he suffered a mental disability. He was held criminally liable despite an examination finding symptoms of mental illness including auditory hallucinations.

His son was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 1,000 lashes.

“Any execution is appalling, but executions for crimes such as drug smuggling or sorcery that result in no loss of life are particularly egregious,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa Director at HRW.

“There is simply no excuse for Saudi Arabia’s continued use of the death penalty, especially for these types of crimes.

“The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is yet another dark stain on the kingdom’s human rights record.” …

“The recent increase in executions in Saudi Arabia is a deeply disturbing deterioration. The authorities must act immediately to halt this cruel practice,” Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme, said earlier this week.

“The death penalty is always wrong, and it is against international law to use it in cases involving non-lethal crimes and where evidence used to convict the person is based on ‘confessions’ extracted as a result of torture.”

43 thoughts on “Saudi regime beheading more people

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  2. Saudi, another repressive regime the British government supports, although I have been born in Britain, and spent the greater part of my life there, they are not the government I want, behind all the regalia and pomposity of this renegade elite who run the show, it is hard to believe the British public can be so stupid to have this type of government, maybe its a rigged government? This elite has done little good in its history for the world, other than domination, a repressive regime of most of its own population? hard to believe this parasitical animal has been in power for so long, its assumed superiority shown by British, working class, soldiers active abroad in places such as Afghanistan, where by in a normal days work these cultural conditioned personnel, can put on a uniform and with impunity destroy houses, walls of houses, and do not question what they do, it must be hard for many to make these houses in the conditions they work in, with so little resources.


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  6. 4 more executed on drugs charges

    Saudi Arabia: The government announced yesterday that it had executed another four people found guilty of trying to smuggle large quantities of pills and hashish into the kingdom.

    That brings to 45 the number of people executed this year in Saudi Arabia. Thirty of those were executed over the past four weeks alone.

    The Interior Ministry said that three of the men executed were Syrian and the fourth was Iranian.


    • Insignificant, deaths compared with the gruesome deaths created by nations such as Britain, America, military manufacturing, the damage to bodies are never publicized, as it is unpalatable to a self righteous society, it just depends as to what your cultural conditioning or nationalist bias that has been internalized.


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