Date: October 1, 2015
“A 21-year-old prisoner in Saudi Arabia, who faces death by execution for participating in anti-government demonstrations has spoken out about his death sentence. 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. Following a “bogus confession” and a flawed judicial process he was sentenced to death.
Without an immediate and urgent intervention the 21-year-old will be publicly beheaded, crucified and his body will be ‘displayed’ in the open air for three days.
The case against Ali appears to be an act of revenge against his activist uncle, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a 53-year-old critic of the Saudi regime and a prominent religious leader in the Kingdom. Mr Al Nimr was sentenced to death by crucifixion on charges including ‘insulting the King’ and delivering religious sermons that ‘disrupt national unity’.
Imposing the death penalty on children violates the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the death sentence passed when Ali was legally considered a child, has been met with global condemnation. France and the United Nations have ordered Saudi Arabia not to carry out the brutal execution.
United Nations experts on arbitrary executions, torture and child rights have called on Saudi Arabia to halt the execution citing that ‘confessions obtained under torture cannot be used as evidence’.”
…And Saudi Arabia is on the United Nations own “human rights council”…Truly unbelievable.
Here is a young man, who is set to be murdered by the Saudi Arabia regime…in a demented, sick and vile public spectacle…befitting of only the most inhumane and warped of violent, mentally ill and cruel sociopaths.
…And these people imagine themselves any form of “leadership”?…”authority”?…”decency”?
The Saudis behind these policies and their implementation, should be facing criminal charges and brought to justice, for their crimes against humanity…and their many violations of human rights…
…even if this means bringing every member of the Saud family who holds power, from the king on down, before a court and in shackles.
They are ultimately responsible, for these kinds of atrocities within their own boarders.