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|After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by parisbookaddict(f): 10:59am On Sep 17, 2015|
Human rights groups are calling for the European Union to intervene with Saudi Arabia to prevent the killingsFacebook
A prisoner in Saudi Arabia, who was sentenced to death as a child, faces "death by crucifixion" after a final appeal has been dismissed. Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was arrested on 14 February 2012 when he was just 17, during a crackdown on anti-government protests in the Shiite province of Qatif. He was accused by the authorities of participation in illegal protests and of firearms offences, despite there being no evidence to justify the latter charge.
Ali was initially held at a juvenile offenders facility, where he was denied access to lawyers. Evidence indicates that he was tortured and forced to sign a document which was tantamount to a confession. The signed document formed the basis of the case against him and he was convicted of the alleged offences by the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC). However, the trials failed to meet international standards. Ali and his family have strongly denied the charges against him, but, after the final appeal - which was held in secret and without Ali's knowledge - was dismissed, there are few legal options remaining to oppose the sentence originally handed down on 27 May 2014. It is feared that Ali could be executed in a matter of days.
The case against Ali appears to be based on his familial connection to Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a 53-year old critic of the Saudi regime and a prominent religious leader in the Kingdom, who is his uncle. Mr Al Nimr was sentenced to death by crucifixion on charges including 'insulting the King' and delivering religious sermons that 'disrupt national unity'. This week, it emerged that the authorities plan to execute Ali's uncle on Thursday (17 September) sparking fears that his nephew will also be killed.
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr faces death by crucifixion for alleged participation in anti-government protestsFacebook
Human rights organization Reprieve has urged the European Union to intervene with Saudi Arabia to prevent the killings.
Commenting on the inhumane and unjust sentence, Maya Foa, Director of the death penalty team at legal charity Reprieve said: "No one should have to go through the ordeal Ali has suffered – torture, forced 'confession,' and an unfair, secret trial process, resulting in a sentence of death by 'crucifixion.' But worse still, Ali was a vulnerable child when he was arrested and this ordeal began. His execution – based apparently on the authorities' dislike for his uncle, and his involvement in anti-government protests – would violate international law and the most basic standards of decency. It must be stopped."
Ali is just one of a number of young protestors including Dawoud Hussain al-Marhoon, who have been sentenced to death following involvement in anti-government protests. In January 2015, prominent Saudi blogger Raif Al-Badawireceived the first of 1000 lashes as part of his sentence for his statements criticising the Saudi regime in 2012.
In a post to the NGO's website Foa added: "Saudi Arabia's wave of executions since the start of this year has provoked widespread disgust. But these killings, if they are allowed to go ahead, will mark a new low."
Despite global condemnation, the Saudi Government has continued to carry out executions at a high rate since King Salman came to power in January 2015. On May 6th 2015, the Kingdom carried out its 79th executionof the year, and it is already close to surpassing its 2014 total of 87 executions. The Saudi government maintains all cases are tried in accordance with Sharia law, and with strict fair trial standards observed.
According to Amnesty InternationalSaudi Arabia has one of the highest execution rates in the world, with only China and Iran carrying out more judicial killings.
A Facebook pagehas been created to rally support in protest at the death sentence on Ali Mohammed al-Nimr
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by DaBullIT(m): 11:50am On Sep 17, 2015|
If to say na Nigeria ni
some erdyots go dey claim marginalization
must you protest ?
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by tolexy007(m): 12:07pm On Sep 17, 2015|
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by johnmark1234(m): 12:30pm On Sep 17, 2015|
DaBullIT:where did you come from?
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by DaBullIT(m): 12:37pm On Sep 17, 2015|
You wan know as you go take insult mi ?`
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by BishopMagic: 12:43pm On Sep 17, 2015|
Saudi Arabia never dissapoints
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by Austin4lif: 12:49pm On Sep 17, 2015|
Religion of peace
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by BushidoBlue(m): 1:21pm On Sep 17, 2015|
Ans: as an erdyot must you comment?
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by shotster50(m): 2:20pm On Sep 17, 2015|
The Saudi Government with the backing of America is running one of the most oppressive regimes ever under the guise of religion but nobody bats an eyelid because of oil..
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by parisbookaddict(f): 2:47pm On Sep 17, 2015|
America is not backing them.
The Saudis are evil intolerant bunch of folks but compared to the muslim shites of Iran, yemen etc they are more civilized. Its better America works with them and tolerates them rather than overthrow the Saudi royal family and have another failed Islamic state sending refuges to western countries.
Another point to note is that the Saudis follow the shariah of the Islamic "prophet" hence mohammed is to be blamed for the barbaric practices and not the Saudi family.
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by shotster50(m): 2:56pm On Sep 17, 2015|
I didnt mean literarily support. America is the world's champion of human rights and democracy but turns a blind eye to Saudi Arabia .. maybe for the reasons you stated but that is still selective justice. As for Shariah.. I do not believe Religion and Politics should be mixed.. more than often it is used by tyrants to subjugate their citizens.. which is clearly the case with the Saudi Royal family.
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by parisbookaddict(f): 6:43pm On Sep 17, 2015|
I know what you mean. Its like eating with the devil and criticizing another devil for the same evils of he devil you eat with.
But the Saudis are very effective at controlling the jihadits and dissidents in Saudi Arabia, they have executed over 75 this year alone (3rd highest executions in the world after china and Iran).
They also use their wealth to keep their potential fanatics busy enjoying life. This is better, I am of the view that no western nation should intervene in lesser nations (especially Arab nations). It only causes more problems.
Point to note is that Islam is not a religion, its a political ideology. Islam literary means submiSsion (to allah) and they believe that one day all "kaffirs" must worship Islamic allah. Mohammed was not just an Islamic "prophet" he was also a king or emperor like figure. He sent troops to War, executed people etc all prerogatives of a ruler.
In short the best way to describe Islam is as "a pseudo-religious fascist totalitarian political ideology". This is why we have over 50 Islamic nations, afgan, Somalia, Syria, yemen, Libya, Iraq can be classified as fail states. Islam and democracy dont mix hence I suspect more Islamic nations will fall. I am watching Pakistan, tunisa, turkey and Sudan keenly.
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by shotster50(m): 7:48pm On Sep 22, 2015|
I think thefundamental problems with failed Islamic States are the fact that they are inflexible in their creed even when it is no longer practical... Religion should evolve like its adherents and not put in a perpetual state of coma.
|Re: After Forced Confession, Teenager Faces Death By Crucifixion. In Saudi Arabia by Omololu007(m): 8:37pm On Sep 22, 2015|
parisbookaddict:pls are this countries UAE,QATAR,OMAN,BAHRAIN also islamic nations?
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