Death penalty for Saudi women’s rights activism?


This 22 August 2018 video is called Saudi Arabia ‘seeks death penalty for woman activist‘.

From daily The Guardian in Britain today:

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty against female human rights activist

Saudi Arabian prosecutors are seeking the death sentence for five human rights activists, including a woman who is thought to be the first female campaigner in the country facing execution, rights groups have said.

Israa al-Ghomgham, a Shia activist arrested with her husband in 2015, will be tried in the country’s terrorism tribunal even though charges she faces relate to peaceful activism, Human Rights Watch said.

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  1. SAUDI ARABIA: Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for five activists, including women’s rights defender Israa al-Ghomgham, who has been charged with “inciting protest” and “chanting anti-government slogans.”

    Human Rights Watch warned of “a dangerous precedent for other women activists currently behind bars” in the reactionary Gulf kingdom.

    Ms Ghomgham is well known for participating in the mass protests that have taken place in Qatif since 2011. Prosecutors have called for the death penalty based on the … legal principle of “tazir,” under which the judge or ruler decide the sentence.

    https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/world-brief-august-23-2018

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