British government helping Saudi torturers

This video from the USA says about itself:

Help Wanted: Saudi Arabia Is Looking For Executioners

19 May 2015

Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014.

The civil service ministry said that no qualifications were necessary and that applicants would be exempted from the usual entrance exams.

It said that as well as beheadings, the successful candidates would be expected to carry out amputations ordered by the courts under the kingdom’s strict version of Islamic sharia law.

Amputation of one or both hands is a routine penalty for theft. …

Most executions are carried out by beheading, but a few are carried out by firing squad, stoning or crucifixion.”

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Government slated over Saudi jails contract bid

Friday 18th September 2015

HUMAN RIGHTS campaigners attacked the government yesterday after it announced that it would proceed with a bid to provide support to the Saudi Arabian prisons system, which plans to crucify a prisoner convicted as a child.

Ministers had to correct the parliamentary record after wrongly claiming they could not drop the bid due to the risk of “financial penalties.”

The only reason now given for continuing with the bid is that “withdrawing at this late stage would be detrimental to (the British government’s) wider interests.”

It emerged this week that Saudi Arabia has dismissed the final appeal of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, who was arrested aged 17 and sentenced to “death by crucifixion” for alleged offences relating to anti-government protests in 2012.

Human rights charity Reprieve director Maya Foa said: “The UK should have nothing to do with a so-called justice system responsible for atrocities such as this.

“It is extremely worrying to see the British government abdicating its basic human rights values in the interests of cosying up to the Saudis.”

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