Independent/Former British member of parliament’s anger at Saudi Arabian rights abuses

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Louise Mensch, former Conservative member of British parliament tweeted her fury at Saudi human rights abuses, and at the politicians and heads of state who issued condolences at the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron said he was “deeply saddned” by the Saudi king’s death yesterday (23 Jan.), and President Obama boasted of his “friendship” with him. But Louise Mensch pointed out that his rule oversaw some horrific human rights abuses in a social media tirade.

The former Conservative MP for Corby tweeted “swear words” in reply to a tweet that quoted the UK Prime Minister’s sorrow at the king’s death. The #Freethe4 hashtag used by Mensch refers to the allegations that King Abdullah’s four daughters have been detained.

I guess if I ever had made it to minister, I would be being sacked today.

11:34 AM – 23 Jan 2015 Manhattan, NY, United States

It is so unacceptable to offer deep condolences for a man who flogged women, didn’t let them drive, saw guardian laws passed, & STARVES THEM

11:06 AM – 23 Jan 2015 Manhattan, NY, United States

F— you Saudi Arabia and shame on the supine male leaders of the West @David_Cameron @BarackObama

11:07 AM – 23 Jan 2015 Manhattan, NY, United States

Tweeting furiously all day Friday, Mensch expressed her frustration about the outpouring of grief by public officials in the face of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.


1:17 PM – 23 Jan 2015 Manhattan, NY, United States

Mensch also took umbrage to the controversial decision to fly the flag outside Westminster Abbey at half mast in mourning for the king, who, among other things, oversaw a regime which banned women from driving and carried out public beheadings.
British Crown Prince Charles is to fly to Saudi Arabia to pay his respects to the late king.


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