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Saudi Savagery: Kingdom Beheads 16-Year-Old For Sending Whatsapp Message

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

The controversy over Saudi Crown Prince MbS’s alleged orchestration of the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi has largely subsided since the government insider-turned-critic walked into the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in early October and never walked out. But a new controversy is brewing over one of the kingdom’s most controversial practices: Its mass-beheadings of men convicted of ‘terrorism’ charges, typically members of the Shiite minority living in the eastern part of the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia has long practiced execution by beheading. But this year, the mass extermination of 37 of mostly Shiite men this week provoked condemnation from the UN and other human rights organizations, as several teenage boys were executed for crimes as seemingly petty a sending Whatsapp messages about government demonstrations.

One particularly disturbing case was recounted in the UK’s The Sun tabloid. Abdulkareem al-Hawaj was just just 16 when he was arrested. Just a schoolboy at the time, he was detained and accused of being a “terrorist” for sending texts online about an anti-government demonstration.

Before making his ‘confession’, Abdulkareem, a Shiite Muslim who was 21 at the time of his execution, was reportedly brutally tortured. With his hands chained above his head, he was beaten and electrocuted. Amnesty International denounced his trial as a farce, since he was denied access to proper defense counsel.

Police also reportedly threatened to kill his family if he didn’t confess to his crimes.

Saudi Savagery: Kingdom Beheads 16-Year-Old For Sending Whatsapp Message

Abdulkareem al-Hawaj

But Abdulkareem wasn’t the only man executed this week over seemingly minor offenses committed when he was a teenager. Mujtaba al-Sweikat, was a teenager who was set to begin his studies at Western Michigan University when he was arrested for attending an anti-government protest.

Then just 17 years old, Sweikat was badly beaten after his arrest, including being repeatedly bludgeoned on the soles of his feet, before he “confessed” to crimes against the state.

Saudi Savagery: Kingdom Beheads 16-Year-Old For Sending Whatsapp Message

Human rights organizations said he was tortured and convicted during a “sham trial.” His university tried to intervene, insisting that he had ‘great promise’, but the government ignored their protests.

Harriet McCulloch, deputy director of Reprieve, a human rights organization, insisted both young men were killed for sharing information about a peaceful anti-government protest.

“Many things can be used to justify a death sentence in Mohammed Bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia, including ‘disobedience against the King,'”

“preparing banners with anti-state slogans” and “incitement via social media” are also offenses that potentially carry the weight of death.

“Mujtaba al-Sweikat and Abdulkarim al-Hawaj were teenagers sharing information about peaceful protests on their mobile phones. Saudi Arabia’s western allies must act now, to prevent any more young people being killed for exercising their right to freedom of expression.”

Another young man, Munir al-Adam, was just 23, when he was arrested in 2012 at a government checkpoint. During his interrogation, his feet were so badly beaten that he was forced to crawl for days. After losing hearing in one of his ears, he was rendered completely deaf after the horrific torture.

He told a judge that he agreed to sign the confession because he was exhausted by the brutal and relentless torture.

The 37 murders were carried out in Riyadh, the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, central Qassim province and in the Eastern Province, the home of the Shiite minority. After being beheaded, one of the men was reportedly crucified, and his body was put on display as a message to other would-be dissidents.

That message? This is what could happen to you and your loved ones if you dare speak out against the crown.

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RichardD

MBS and his Jew buddiescomment image

Jens Holm

Hahaha. Maybee they shake hands, because both of them have a gun :)

RichardD

MBS and his Jew buddiescomment image

Chaya Vaizman

Jew buddies yes there isn’t even peace

Randy

Saud family from Unayza tribe a jewish clan convert to Islam.

Tudor Miron

“Civilized” western world seems to be fine with that – as long as Saudi play on their side.

Barba_Papa

You’d be surprised what the ‘civilized’ Western world will put up with, as long as you play by the rules of the West and are willing to grease Western silence with shitloads of money.

Tudor Miron

I would not get surprised, even a little. I know very well what that western “civilisation” handlers true ideals and values are. Nothing close to whatis declared.

Jens Holm

If I should choose I anytime would not choose ME systems at all.

True sekularisme has its very bad sides, but we do try to correct and compensate for them.

Its a kind of trade. Cimoared to Your systems, we trade away some 3 bananas away but get 7. Thats not perfect and sometimed very bad but an improvement.

FlorianGeyer

Yes, the West in particular are the most shameful, as they have been keeping the Saudi royals in power.

The plutocrats of the US and the West never thought they would be challenged in their bid to control the Middle East, indeed the world.

The barbarism that the West supports is only being exposed as Russia, China, Syria and Iran have the courage to say NO, to all the Western threats.

As the West weakens, so the revelations of Western criminal acts, including war crimes, increase.

Jens Holm

Well actually it was helped against Ottomans, and Ottomans by very good reasons collapsed – well assisted.

Before that there hardly was no west there. And we see You make exact the same as Ottomans could not handle.

You were not liberated, because You have no idea about running things better then Ottomans. In stead we just got several little Ottomand even worse and more despotic as non develllopzones.

A great succes for arabs and others there. And You insist in it. Saudis are not worse then You.The eviIness is just better structured. You have exact the same attitude to women.

It doesnt matter which car, if people systematicly let bad drivers take over and people just behave like cattle or sheep as spendable passengers no matter how many “accindents” they make.

And that the whole point. You have to change Yourculture and read You biblkes very much different, if You need improvements. And You deny that and even fight hard against such things.

FlorianGeyer

Your English earlier was far better than this post, Jens. It has ‘all gone to pot’.

Are you smoking too much weed, Jens.

Jens Holm

I am afraid i kind of dont care about my english is good enough or not.

I do improve at least some, but my focus is not there. If You smoked some mpore weed, You might be more happy, but thanks for Your concern.

FlorianGeyer

You should care about your English on an English forum ,Jens, as when your posts are gobbledygook , they are meaningless and a complete waste of your time :)

Jens Holm

We are not fine at all about it. You say.

But we need stability in oil and gas very much. Most westerns prefare that as well as India and China.

Try cleaning Your own dirt Yourself in stead of consolodating Your own hypocrasy. West dint dare to make changes, becauase You are chaotic and seemes to prefare that.

Lena Jones

These are that Arabs that israel wants us to call ‘moderate’ – and we do – while the ‘resistance’ Arabs (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen etc) are supposed to be the ‘terrorists’ who “kill their own people”. Yeah right!!!!! Upsidedownism galore! Fuck you israel, fuck you saudi arabia, and fuck you all western governments who support israel and saudi arabia.

Jens Holm

The usual stuff made since Aisia lost in Basra.

Mark Rodwell

Our government supports Saudi Arabia and I can only apologise. They’re NOT a representation of the majority of our nation….

Lena Jones

I know. Only jewish supremicist and ziocon christian groups support saudi arabia – and they are a minority. A tyrannical minority.

HemiCuda

FQ off knt.

Lena Jones

Are you another jew wimp or you just can’t spell? Either way, let me help you out: Fuck off jew cunt yourself lol!

HemiCuda

awwww, the stanky snatch Lena laughed out loud…… Isn’t that sweet.

Lena Jones

I’m your nightmare, little jew terrorist.

HemiCuda

Yea, W/ a face like a Gargoyle, and a smelly ape snatch, that’s exactly what you are.

Lena Jones

Ape cunt is still better than a jew.

HemiCuda

That ugly face of yours would gag a Maggot……

Lena Jones

Call me “ugly face” all you want, just don’t call me a jew lol!

Chaya Vaizman

What shit do u read

Lena Jones

YOUR terrorist shit news is what I read motherfucker!

Chaya Vaizman

your head is upside down. Palestine is Israel always was and always will.be

Lena Jones

STFU klepto terrorist. The holy land was NEVER jewish – Jerusalem was built by the Canaanites and the Phoenicians and modern day Palestinians are their descendants. History does NOT begin with the arrival of the genocial jew invaders into the holy land but waaaaaaay before that!

Rob

MBS has broken the brutality record.

Jens Holm

You seemes to forget Your own versions of killings and fx 550.000 dead in Syria. You forget Iraq with Saddam made war against Iran as well as Kuwait. I am rater old, but there has been figtings in yemen, Sudan, Eritrea, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Palestine/Israel since before I even was born.

Blaming only Saudis and west for that is far out even You are correct.

Go home and start give all the same equal rights – Arrrh – thats not impossible. Our woomen are raised to remain stupid to fit for sale to anyone we can marry to for money.

Making Your women even more stupoid then Your self is a main charateristic of Yours, we dont accept in the west. Hom many goats for a women. And if the women is not perfect, You can divorse her right away and kill here – You might even give 3 goats back in socalled honor trade.

Much to me, You should let vomen take over vital parts, which men during many centuries has shown, they cant handle.

Give the women the weapons and let them shoot anyone they wish. Put Sharia upside down and give men vomens right and women mens right. Why should vomen not have more then 1 man, when they so often meet a bad amputation for life.

H!& Sóttę RPG 3K

You have to be a complete ignorant fool if you would still call his kind Muslim in anyway.

It’s the extremist wahabbi demonic cult which is responsible for such atrocities and it shall be exterminated from Riyadh and other cities when the chosen warriors will annihilate Bin Salman and his demonic clan.

Attrition47

Fucking savages

Lazy Gamer

The savagery is indicative of the loose foundation of power by political monarchies. OTOH democracies lie to their people so the illusion of representation and accountability is still intact. Public executions still exist in these like Assange’s case. I guess deception is better than outright fear in maintaining power.

Rob

Rest in peace young man “Abdulkareem al-Hawaj”. You are true martyred. KSA have butchered you just for to save their regime. God leads your soul to heaven and give comfort and protection from evils to your loved ones. Ameen.

iosongasingsing

In Riyadh, fake Jews like Jared and Netanyahu are at home by Bin the Ripper, along with their puppet Trump they sell him weapons to starve 20 million Yemenis.
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Robert Jerry Leter

America’s most important and closest ally!

Jens Holm

Somesong once said: If You cant love the ones, You love – Love the ones You wish.

Chaya Vaizman

Best of a shitty Arab selection

Bully Parla

i live here and this is complete bullshit fox news material for you 1st worlders haha

Bully Parla

omg the guys in the picture are wearing a pakistani government Thoub, the ignorance levels are too much to handle

Bully Parla

no one will believe me why am i even here lol
gg

Mark Rodwell

Our collusion with Saudi Arabia will come to an abrupt halt when the oil runs dry… Or, when our backward-thinking government relinquishes our dependency on oil beforehand!

Chaya Vaizman

Absolutely. We have zero in common

solaquapure

As soon as the world no longer has use for oil all of these Middle Eastern states will go back into the desert dust.

Mustafe Ali

This is the animals that US adminstrations support and even trying to give them a nuclear technology!

In 21st century and they are this behind!!

Angelina Marie

Complete utter, disgusting, stupid barbarians. I can’t imagine what the Saudis will have to offer us when we no longer need their oil.

Betty kennedy

Hope those all watching have night mares for the rest of their lives! When there is no audience then maybe these barbaric people would be less to publicly do such horrendous things to prove a point!! This is no different from the mid evil days. Sometimes nothing changes!

SJ

None of our business

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