Courtesy of the Daily Star:
More than 134 people have been brutally executed in Saudi Arabia so far this year, including six who were just kids when they were arrested.
A massive spike in crucifixions and beheadings has seen the slain tortured and slaughtered by brutal methods, according to a human rights organization.
In a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC revealed a further 24 people are at “imminent risk” of execution.
They include three children, prominent political opponents of the crown prince, clerics, and human rights campaigners.
At least six teens were executed this year after being arrested for supposed “crimes” when they were kids, the report claims.
An event hosted by The Death Penalty Project highlighted the “illegal and arbitrary executions” in Saudi Arabia as well as human rights abuses for both detainees and their families.
Experts said these abuses have been “exacerbated by the systematic torture of detainees and grossly unfair trials culminating in death sentences”.
Among those executed this year are three women and 51 who were facing drug charges that would be considered minor offenses elsewhere in the world.
At least 58 of those killed were foreign nationals and most were accused of spreading Shia Islam – a crime in the Sunni Arab state.
There were 21 Pakistanis, 15 Yemenis, five from Syria and four from Egypt.
Two Jordanians, two Nigerians, a Somalian and two from unidentified nations were also included in the figures.
Keep in mind that this is the dictatorship we are sending American troops to protect.