By: Steve Dellar | 05-07-2018 | News
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Saudi-Arabia - New Crown Prince Lets Beheadings Surge 70% - 48 Executed In 2018

The new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Mohammed Bin Salman, may be quite the reformer in the eyes of the west (making openings towards allowing women to drive and letting families into football stadiums and cinemas), when it comes to executions in the country, it would seem that the new ruler is cleaning house.

Beheadings by the Riyadh regime rose an astonishing 70% in the first quarter of 2018.

To be exact, the European-Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) in fact stated that executions by the Saudi government increased by 72 percent in the new crown prince.

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Ever since Mr. Salman’s appointment eight months ago, 133 executions have taken place compared with only 67 in the eight months before that.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What does &quot;reformist&quot; crown prince&#39;s &quot;modern&quot; Saudi Arabia look like?<br>48 beheadings in four months <br><br>Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Human Rights Watch (@hrw) <a href="">May 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Ms. Maya Foa, of ESOHR stated: "The doubling of executions under the new crown prince reveals that, beneath his glossy public image, Mohammed bin Salman is one of the most brutal leaders in the kingdom’s recent history."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mohammad bin Salman orders 48 beheadings in four months of 2018 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Marc Cymontkowski (@Heidabyr) <a href="">May 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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From time to time, Saudia Arabia really cleans house and shows it’s people who're in charge. The most stunning case of group executions in the country took place in 2016 when the regime executed prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with 46 other people.

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Lastly, not all executions are for criminals charged with murder. Drug dealing or political opposition is enough to get you beheaded in Saudi Arabia. Amnesty International’s director for the Middle-East, Ms. Samah Hadid: “By confirming these sentences Saudi Arabia’s authorities have displayed their ruthless commitment to the use of the death penalty as a weapon to crush dissent and neutralize political opponents.”


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anon No. 25320 2018-05-07 : 12:41

Oy vey! How horrible!

Meanwhile, USA has 34 death sentences scheduled for 2018

Ahmed No. 25323 2018-05-07 : 13:09

That's 48 traitors sent to Jahannam every month, sahib. Takbir!

CH No. 25335 2018-05-07 : 14:41

All part and parcel of living under Sharia Law.

Islam IS the kingdom of satan manifest on Earth and Muslims are his children.

Anonymous No. 25355 2018-05-07 : 16:33

Break the law and pay the price. What about the human rights of the victims of the beheaded criminals? The US should bring back public executions.

Anonymous No. 25356 2018-05-07 : 16:39

Nobody cares

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