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    Saudi Arabia beheads 37 people for alleged 'terrorism-related crimes'


    The mass execution marks the largest in a single day since 2016.


    Saudi Arabia has beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, and publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others.

    Key points:

    • Saudi dissident Ali al-Ahmed described the executions as a politically motivated message to Iran
    • The kingdom has been emboldened by Donald Trump's unwavering dedication to pressuring Iran's Shiite clerical leadership
    • The Government defends such executions as a powerful tool for deterrence




    Prince Mohammed bin Salman with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.


    The executions were likely to stoke further regional and sectarian tensions between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.

    Saudi dissident Ali al-Ahmed, who runs the Gulf Institute in Washington, identified 34 of those executed as Shiites, based on the names announced by the Interior Ministry.

    "This is the largest mass execution of Shiites in the kingdom's history," he said.
    Amnesty International also confirmed the majority of those executed were Shiite men. The rights group said they were convicted "after sham trials" that relied on confessions extracted through torture.

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    *sigh*

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    On the bright side, they'll all get their 72 virgins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Saudi Arabia beheads 37 people
    Luckily, it hasn't occured in another more democratic country. Otherwise, the "international community" would be very outraged...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Saudi Arabia has beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, and publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others.
    Of course the UN will be imposing sanctions on SA for this barbaric treatment of POW.

    Especially after they chopped up that Washington Post journalist last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fufu View Post
    Of course the UN will be imposing sanctions on SA for this barbaric treatment of POW.

    Especially after they chopped up that Washington Post journalist last year.
    Thanks for that, didn't realise they were POWs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    On the bright side, they'll all get their 72 virgins.

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    There, that'll fucking teach them.

    The UK government has condemned the mass executions carried out by the Saudi Arabian government this week as “repulsive” and “a deeply backward step”.


    Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan told MPs the execution of 37 Saudi nationals – including the crucifixion of one man – was “regressive”.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8885151.html

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    Should behead that fuckin Man City side for terrorism too

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    ^ A Man Utd spokesman said they would wrap and embalm the bodies, but cannot because they have had no clean sheets for the past 12 games.

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    :groan:

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    I'm not saying they're backward or anything.

    OK I am.

    JAKARTA (AFP) - Two Indonesian domestic workers sentenced to death for practising witchcraft against their employers' families in Saudi Arabia returned home on Wednesday (April 24) after their sentences were commuted, Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said.

    Sumartini and Warnah, who both have only one name, arrived in Jakarta after serving more than 10 years in a Saudi prison, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, a senior official at the ministry, told Agence France-Presse.

    The women were sentenced to death by a court in Riyadh in 2009 but had their punishment reduced in early 2019 after years of negotiation between Jakarta and the oil-rich kingdom.


    "After going through a tough negotiation, the embassy managed to convince the Saudi government the women could leave for their homeland," Indonesia's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Agus Maftuh Abegebriel, told AFP.


    Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has one of the world's highest execution rates, with those convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty.


    The country executed 37 people for "terrorism" crimes on Tuesday, bringing the total to over 100 for the year, according to the Saudi Press Agency.


    Saudi Arabia's religious police enforce the country's strict interpretation of Islam, which includes arresting people for alleged witchcraft.

    Sumartini was accused of making the 17-year-old son of her employer vanish by using black magic, although he was later found alive.


    Warnah, meanwhile, was accused of casting a spell against her employer's first wife that made her suffer from mysterious illnesses, Indonesian media reported.
    https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se...for-witchcraft

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    The democrats could REALLY spin this to their advantage considering how sympathetic Trump is to the Saudis.
    They Crucified someone, Jesus was crucified. Did Trumps friends crucify Jesus?
    But I think they're too fucking pussy to play hardball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Should behead that fuckin Man City side for terrorism too




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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Warnah, meanwhile, was accused of casting a spell against her employer's first wife that made her suffer from mysterious illnesses, Indonesian media reported.
    Sounds like the type of charges the head of the Future Forward Party might be hit with for getting too many votes.

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