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June 15, 2015

UN Human Rights Council Member Saudi Arabia Carries Out 100th Beheading This Year


Indonesian maid executed

The United Nations Human Rights Council has a well-documented obsession with Israel. With that in mind, it is interesting to note a news report on June 15, 2015 that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which currently is a sitting member of the Human Rights Council, recorded its 100th beheading two weeks shy of the mid-year. Apparently, the Saudis are on a record pace. The majority of those decapitated are said to be murderers and drug offenders, however, apostasy is also listed as a capital offense. The executions are usually carried out in public.

Earlier this year, the Saudi practice of beheading those who commit serious crimes gained attention when two Indonesian maids were executed. Questions were raised as to whether the harsh sentences were meted out fairly or tended to be imposed on those with low societal standing.

Internet searches configured to discern the level of interest in the mainstream media for the Saudi beheadings will turn up only infrequent coverage by outlets like The New York Times or National Public Radio, who fervidly scrutinize any whiff of injustice allegedly committed by Israel.

Amnesty International, which monitors rights abuses in the Middle East, but tends to garner attention when it excoriates Israel for its policies and demands that Israelis be investigated for war crimes after the Jewish state responds forcefully to Hamas rocket attacks, is quoted in several news articles as stating that Saudi judicial proceedings "fall far short" of global norms of fairness.

Posted by SS at June 15, 2015 01:28 PM


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