Muslim civil society adds voice to Saudi executions

South African civil groups are adding their voices to calls for the Saudi Kingdom to halt a pending execution of three moderate Islamic scholars, who have been labelled as political dissidents for their views on Saudi politics. Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari have been in prison since[…]

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‘Saudi Arabia continues to act with impunity’: analyst

Despite international condemnation over its growing increase of human rights abuses, Saudi Arabia continues to act with impunity. So says analyst Na’eem Jeenah from the Afro-Middle East Centre, in the wake of reports that the Saudi Kingdom plans to execute three prominent moderate Saudi scholars. According to the Middle East[…]

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Saudi Arabia executions: A cruel travesty of justice

On Tuesday, Saudi official sources announced the mass execution of 37 prisoners, including one rather abhorrent crucifixion, carried out after execution. The prisoners were lumped together and charged with several ambiguous charges such as terrorism, conspiracy to undermine security, spying, spreading Shia Islam and murder. The crucified man was accused[…]

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Saudi Arabia executes 47, including Shia cleric

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 “terrorists”, according to the interior ministry, including Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr and al-Qaeda-affiliated Faris al-Zahrani. In a press release read on state TV on Saturday, the ministry listed the names of all those it said were already convicted on charges of terrorism. The death sentence[…]

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IS executes 150 in Western Iraq, official says

The Islamic State group executed 150 civilians in western Iraq, where it is fighting to control the town of al-Baghdadi near a US airbase, a local official said Friday. Malallah al-Oubeidi, the head of al-Baghdadi’s local council, said the victims were mostly members of the Albu Oubeid tribe, which is[…]

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Is executed nearly 1, 500 in 5 months: Moniter

The radical Islamic State group (IS) has executed nearly 1,500 people in Syria in the five months since it declared the establishment of a “caliphate”, a monitoring group said Monday. “The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the execution of 1,429 people since the IS announced its ‘caliphate’ in[…]

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