Saudi Arabia Carrying Out ‘Unprecedented Wave’ Of Executions

An artist sentenced to death for apostasy. Three young Shia Muslims – arrested when they were minors – faced with beheading. And reports in the Saudi press of the imminent execution of more than 50 people. Continue reading

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Outrage Over Saudi Death Sentence Of Palestinian Poet

The sentence has drawn condemnation from rights groups, cultural figures and social media, with the hashtag #FreeAshraf appearing in response to reports about it. Continue reading

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Despite Atrocities, US Approves $1.29 Billion Deal To Re-Arm Saudi Arabia

‘It is illegal under US and international law to transfer weapons to human rights abusers, or to forces that will likely use it to commit gross violations of human rights.’ Continue reading

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EU Nominates Violent US-Backed Venezuelan Opposition For Human Rights Prize

The EU nominated Mesa de la Humanidad Democrática for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, despite the opposition coalition’s role in anti-government protests that grew increasingly violent before culminating in a coup attempt against the Venezuelan president.
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Files Incriminating CIA Stolen From Center For Human Rights Office, Break-In Happened During CIA Head’s Visit

Theft of files alleging CIA cover-up of civilian killings in El Salvador had ‘suspicious’ elements. Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia Warns “Rumour-Mongers” On Facebook And Twitter Risk Execution

Only the worst “rumour-mongers” will be sentenced to death, while lesser offenders of the new policy will be disciplined with flogging, imprisonment, travel bans, house arrest, fines and social media bans. Continue reading

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