SAUDI ARABIA BEHEADS ANOTHER MURDERER – Saudi Arabia is once again accuse of Human Rights atrocities as it authorises yet another execution and carries it out.
Yemeni national Mohammed Rashad Khairi was convicted of the sodomy and murder of Pakistani national Pashteh Sayed Khan, both crimes of which are punishable by death under Islamic or Shariah law.
Mohammed Rashad Khairi’s execution took place in the city of Jizan. After he was beheaded his body was then publicly crucified in order to send a clear message that acts of sodomy and murder would not be tolerated in the Saudi Kingdom.
Recently Saudi Arabia was heavily criticize by Amnesty International and other Human Rights Groups after it carried out seven executions of young men accused of robbery; bringing the total number of executions in the Kingdom to 76 people within just one year.
The young men, mostly boys under the age of 18 years of age, where convicted for armed robbery, which is punishable by death from a firing squad.
One of the boys was interviewed by a Human Rights Charity who described that the trial was a complete farce and that they were tortured into a confession. The boy described how his torturers threatened to get his mother and torture her in front of him if he did not confess.
Due to the interview the Human Rights Charity pleaded with the King for a stay of execution and to allow for a re-trial. The King refused such a request and the boy, just 15 at the time of the alleged offense, was summarily executed on March 13th 2013, along with the other six found guilty.
“Saudi Arabia ‘respects… all rules and laws and protects the rights of its people and residents, and completely rejects any intervention in its affairs and judicial verdicts, whatever the excuse.” Saudi Official Spokesman
The King of Saudi Arabia has on numerous occasion defended his county’s position and who justice is administered in strict accordance with Islamic Law. It appears that ‘an eye for an eye’ is brutally upheld and that change to this practice is unlikely to occur any time soon.
While the Saudi Kingdom has been asked on a number of occasions by the UN and the European Union to carefully consider its position on the death penalty the Kingdom has publicly stated that it will not accept ‘interference’ from outside influences regarding its laws or domestic affairs.