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Saudi Arabia speeds up its executions with 134 people put to death already this year

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by redleghunter, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

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    Full Title: Saudi Arabia speeds up its executions with 134 people put to death already this year - some crucified or beheaded - including six who were children when they were arrested

    Saudi Arabia has already executed 134 people so far this year, six of whom were children when they were arrested, a new report has revealed.

    The shocking figures, given at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, come despite Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's pledge to reduce the use of the death penalty.

    In 2018, the country killed 149 people, with 46 left on death row by the end of the year.

    According to Baroness Helena Kennedy's report many of the 46 have now been killed as the country's recourse to executions has 'intensified alarmingly' in recent months.

    At least another 24 people, including three children, are at imminent risk, according to the report.

    Sentencing someone under the age of 18 to death is illegal under international law.

    Brutal Saudi killing methods include beheading and crucifixion, with some victims' mutilated corpses being left on display for extended periods of time rather than buried with dignity.

    The report was presented at an event held by human rights organisation, The Death Penalty Project, and spoke of one mass killing in April this year where 37 men were put to death in public.

    It claims Saudi Arabia are abusing human rights and performing 'illegal and arbitrary executions'.

    It added that the abuses have been 'exacerbated by the systematic torture of detainees and grossly unfair trials culminating in death sentences'.

    Two of those killed were teenagers Abdulkareem al-Hawaj and Mujtaba al-Sweikat, who were just 16 and 17 at the time of their arrests.

    More at link: Saudi Arabia executes 134 people this year including six who were children when they were arrested | Daily Mail Online
     
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  2. GoldenBoy89

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    Why do we do business with these people again?
     
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  3. Desk trauma

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    Our partners in peace.
     
  4. David Neos

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    That's terrible, some people from this forum are in Saudi Arabia and I worry for their lives.
     
  5. Sketcher

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    From what I've read at least, the crucifixion they practice is done after the head is cut off. Displaying the body as a warning to the public.

    And the beheadings are done with a long sword, with the intent of one clean strike taking the head off. This isn't hacking and sawing with a knife until you finally get the head off, like what terrorists are known to do on video.

    There are still problems with what Saudi Arabia does re: the death penalty, but it's important to be clear about what they do and don't do.
     
  6. redleghunter

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    Because Japan and the EU need their energy resources. Not so much anymore for the US.

    And if there is going to be a retaliation against Iran for the attacks on SA, perhaps all those billions in military hardware we sold them, the Saudis can put to good use. Just stating that now for the record. ;)
     
  7. Aryeh Jay

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    Oh thank goodness, I was beginning to worry.
     
  8. Aryeh Jay

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    Because they are an important ally and trading partner as well as a participant in achieving peace in the Middle East and winning the war on terror.
     
  9. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

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    ...why do I get the feeling the US will get involved anyway.
     
  10. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

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    For which side?
     
  11. Aryeh Jay

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    Why the good guys of course.
     
  12. Nithavela

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    OEC - Saudi Arabia (SAU) Exports, Imports, and Trade Partners
    Saudi Arabia's oil and its derivatives go mostly to China, India, Japan, South Korea, the EU and the USA.

    With 10% of all exports going to the USA, that's nothing to scoff at.

    It's also getting a lot of imports from the USA.
     
  13. redleghunter

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    10% of the resources, but we give 99% of the efforts. No wonder Trump is president. ;)
     
  14. redleghunter

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    You and me of course. ;)
     
  15. GoldenBoy89

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    Yeah, not like those evil Iranians!
     
  16. Nithavela

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    How do you calculate "the efforts"?
     
  17. redleghunter

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    Big warships, many troops, loads of airplanes, many many bases.
     
  18. redleghunter

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    Don't give them a pass either. I'm still looking for Iran's payment of restitution for our embassy and keeping Americans hostage there for over a year.
     
  19. Nithavela

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    "Many many"? Already out of synonyms?
     
  20. wing2000

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    There's probably some Iranians who feel the same way about 1953.
     
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