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Bani Saud Reconfirm Barbaric Nature by Mass Executions and Crucifixion

Crescent International

Bani Saud and barbarism are synonymous. The Najdi Bedouins re-confirmed this by the mass execution of 37 people on April 23.

This is the second highest number of executions in a single day following the mass executions on January 3, 2016 when 47 people, including the respected scholar Shaykh Nimr al-Nimr, were executed.

In surpassing their previous barbaric nature, one of the prisoners was crucified after being beheaded. The headless body was left nailed to a pole for several hours to strike terror in the hearts of people.

The executions were carried out in the capital Riyadh and the two holy cities of Makkah and al-Madinah.

The Bani Saud from the backwaters of the Najdi desert have no regard for the sanctity of the two holy cities where bloodshed and warfare are forbidden.

Since their eruption from the desert and being planted as rulers in the Arabian Peninsula by British colonialists, the Najdi Bedouins have indulged in horrific crimes.

The 37 people executed were charged with “terrorism”. This is the standard allegation hurled at anyone that dares ask for basic rights.

The official statement said that the men were charged with “adopting terrorist extremist ideology, forming terrorist cells” and harming the “peace and security of society”.

Despite claiming that the kingdom is governed by the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh), there is no codified law in the medieval kingdom.

Judges hand down sentences against the accused to please the rulers, not deliver justice.

Were Islamic law to be applied fairly, every member of the Bani Saud clan would lose not only both their hands—they are certified thieves—they will also be stoned to death.

They are mass murderers and adulterers.

One of the men executed was aged just 16 at the time of his arrest, according to Amnesty International. All the accused were arrested in 2011 and 2012. During their prolonged imprisonment, they were horribly tortured and forced to confess to their "crimes" in writing.

Such confessions are then presented in court as "evidence". When the prisoners tell the judge that these confessions were extracted under torture, they are accused of making allegations against government officials, itself a crime and subject to further punishment.

These are kangaroo courts whose sole purpose is to find a reason to punish those that have been accused by the regime of some alleged crime. They are not concerned about determining truth. How can anyone expect justice from such a flawed system?

The Bani Saud carry out executions in public, as a barbaric sport. People are invited to witness these horrific acts.

They are also meant to instill fear in people so they would not criticize the regime for its criminal conduct.

Among those executed, at least 14 were convicted of violent offences relating to their participation in anti-government demonstrations, Amnesty International reported. Ten others were accused of "spying for Iran", without providing any proof except their "signed confessions" extracted under torture.

Statistics compiled by Amnesty show that at least 104 people have so far been executed this year in the medieval kingdom.

At this rate, the number of executions in 2019 is likely to surpass last year’s total of 149 executions in the Bedouin-ruled kingdom.

The alarming rise in executions in reality reflects the regime’s nervousness.

It is afraid of increasing unease among people at the failed policies that are making life intolerable for them.

Demands for even basic rights are punished with death while the ruling family lives a life of rapacious extravagance.

All those executed in the recent wave of beheadings were from Qatif, the eastern province that is home to the Shi‘a population.

They are the most oppressed people in the kingdom. The region is underdeveloped and lacks even basic amenities.

Any calls by the population to be granted the same basic rights as other citizens are met with public executions.

Names of 27 out of the 37 people executed on April 23 are given below:

1: Ahmed Hassan Ali al-Rabi‘

2: Ahmed Hussein al-‘Aradi

3: Ahmed Faisal Hassan al-Darwish

4: Jabir Zuhair Jabir al Marhun

5: Hussein Hassan Ali al-Rabi‘

6: Hussein Ali Jasim al-Hamidi

7: Hussein Qasim Ali al-‘Abood

8: Hussein Muhammad Ali al-Muslim

9: Haider Muhammad Ibrahim al-Layf

10: Salman Amin al Salman al-Qurysh

11: Abbas Haji Ahmed al-Hassan

12: Abdul Aziz Hassan Ali al-Sahwi

13: Abdul Karim Muhammad al-Hawwaj

14: Abdullah Salman Saleh al-Asrih

15: Abdullah Adil Hassan al-‘Uoojan

16: Ali Hussein Ali al-‘Ashoor

17: Ali Hussein Ali al-Muhanna

18: Fadil Hassan Abdulkarim Libbad

19: Mujtaba Nadir Abdullah al-Suwaykat

20: Muhammad Hussain Ali al-‘Ashoor

21: Muhammad Saeed Abdrabb al-Rasool al-Khatim

22: Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Ghani Muhammad ‘Atiya

23: Muhammad Mansur Ahmed al-Nasir

24: Mustafa Ahmed Abdullatif Darwish

25: Muntazir Ali Saleh al-Subayti

26: Munir Abdullah Ahmed al-Adam

27: Hadi Yusuf Radhi al-Hazeem

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