Are they still on the UN Human Rights Commission?
The family of Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser is alleging that the jouranalist was tortured to death by the Saudi government just as the government is dealing with an investigation into the murder of Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate.
Source: Did The Saudis Just Kill Another Journalist?
I still do not understand the fascination with turning this guy into some type of hero.
Today, after 50 years of his death, many people still remember Ernesto “Che” Guevara as a warrior for social justice. For so many celebrities, politicians, and activists, Che Guevara is a kind of Good Samaritan who fought against oppression and tyranny.
Source: Are You Gay? Che Guevara Would Have Sent You To A Concentration Camp
A Shiite woman and four other activists will be executed if a Saudi prosecutor gets his way. Israa al-Ghomgham and her husband were taken into custody in December 2015 for protesting anti-Shiite discrimination in Saudia Arabia’s Qatif province.
Source: Saudi Arabia Wants To Execute a Female Activist for Protesting the Government
One million ethnic Uigurs are being held in a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy” by the Chinese government, says a United Nations Human Rights panel that has received multiple credible reports to back up their claim.
Source: United Nations: China is running forced re-education camps for Muslims and ethnic minorities
Saudi Arabia Crucifies Man In Mecca While Decrying Canada’s Human Rights
— Read on www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-08/saudi-arabia-crucifies-man-city-mecca
Saudi Arabia has executed a man by crucifixion inside Mecca, considered Islam’s holiest city, Bloomberg reports. It was carried out Wednesday, during the same week a Saudi spat with Canada over human rights criticisms has dramatically escalated into a full-blown diplomatic and economic war.
Ironically the crucifixion was carried out a day after Saudi-owned media began calling out Canada’s human rights record through a series of bizarre videos aired on state channels, in response to Canada’s own initial criticism of the kingdom’s detention of activists.
Image source: Reuters
The crucifixion sentence, considered the kingdom’s most brutal method of capital punishment, is typically reserved for the most egregious of crimes — in this case a Myanmar man was convicted of breaking into a woman’s home, threatening her with a gun, and subsequently murdering her by repeated stabbing. Other charges the immigrant faced ranged from theft of weapons to separate instances of attempted rape and murder, including in a separate home invasion charge.
Last summer, the Israeli Supreme Court rendered a landmark judgement , establishing for the first time an obligatory minimum standard for the personal space allocated to inmates—convicted prisoners as well as detainees—in the Israeli correctional system.
Source: Room for Optimism? Israeli Supreme Court Presses for Implementation of Ruling on Inmates’ Right to Personal Space