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?
Indonesian maid Tuti Tursilawati was executed by Saudi Arabia after she killed her boss who was raping her. Jakarata has demanded to know why Saudi Arabia didn’t give prior notice of the execution Saudi Arabia has executed an Indonesian maid who killed her employer during a rape attack, sparking outrage in Jakarta.
Source: Saudis execute Indonesian maid after she killed boss while being raped
Turkish source tells MEE Khashoggi was killed and dismembered on table in study room at Saudi consulate in Istanbul It took seven minutes for Jamal Khashoggi to die, a Turkish source who has listened in full to an audio recording of the Saudi journalist’s last moments told Middle East Eye.
Source: Jamal Khashoggi’s killing took seven minutes, Turkish source tells MEE
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
For more than a year, Saudi Arabia and its allies—especially the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt, collectively referred to as the Quartet—have led a relentless, and seemingly counterproductive campaign against Qatar in a feckless attempt to bully and intimidate Doha.
Source: On an Island: Saudi Arabia’s Relentless Obsession with Qatar is Aiding Iran
Saudi Arabia Crucifies Man In Mecca While Decrying Canada’s Human Rights
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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.
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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.
Thirteen hours before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson learned from the presidential Twitter feed that he was being fired, he did something that President Donald Trump had been unwilling to do. Following a phone call with his British counterpart, Tillerson condemned a deadly nerve agent attack in the U.K., saying that he had “full confidence in the U.K.’s investigation and its assessment that Russia was likely responsible.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had called the attack “reckless, indiscriminate, and irresponsible,” but stopped short of blaming Russia, leading numerous media outlets to speculate that Tillerson was fired for criticizing Russia.
Source: Saudi Arabia Planned to Invade Qatar Last Summer. Rex Tillerson’s Efforts to Stop It May Have Cost Him His Job.