Friday, January 23, 2015
The "BUSH Saudi Files"
"Get that one"
"Bassim was one of 10 people beheaded so far this year under the kingdom's strict version of Islamic sharia law. Saudi Arabia executed 87 people last year, up from 78 in 2013, according to an AFP tally. A United Nations special rapporteur has said trials leading to the death penalty in Saudi Arabia are "grossly unfair". The kingdom had the third-highest number of recorded executions in 2013, behind Iran and Iraq, Amnesty International says. Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are punishable by death in the oil-rich Gulf state that is a close ally of Washington."
Posted by Green Mountain Boy at 8:29 AM