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Crucifixions on the Rise this Year By Peter Ewer
The friendly people who give us all the oil have been busy this year:
“Barbaric crucifixions are on the rise in Saudi Arabia with 134 people executed already this year. A death penalty watchdog has revealed 'alarming' rise in state executions in the country - including crucifixions. A report claims more than 130 people have been executed this year already - with at least 24 more at "imminent" risk of execution, including three children. The skyrocketing number reportedly included at least six teens executed this year for "crimes" they were accused of carrying out as children. And the surge has come despite a pledge from Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince to reduce the use of the death penalty amid international disgust. The Death Penalty Project (DPP) watchdog's report on the executions says political figures, clerics and human rights defenders have been targeted, with individuals facing death for 'crimes' from expressing anti-government views on Facebook to bringing water to protesters. The report, presented to the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council over the weekend, urged world leaders to boycott Saudi Arabia's turn to host the G20 Summit next year. The DDP says global pressure must be applied to convince Saudi Arabia to uphold international human rights standards, and place a moratorium on any further death sentences and executions. The DPP's report highlighted that detainees are being tortured and face "grossly unfair" trials culminating in death sentences. Among the executions carried by the brutal regime highlighted in the report was a mass execution of 37 men on April 23. Most were members of Saudi Arabia's Shia minority, arrested over their participation in protests during the Arab Spring period, and tortured and convicted in sham mass trials.”
You can be sure that there will be no street protests against this in Australia, by those worried about oil and climate change.