Posts

KSA executes its 100th victim for 2017

SHAFAQNA - The Saudi Arabian authorities executed a man on Monday, bringing the total number of people put to death so far in 2017 to 100, with 60 people executed in the past three months alone, Amnesty International reported. "Since July 2017,…

URGENT – Ali Mohammed al-Nimr and other youths face immediate execution

SHAFAQNA – The Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies received worrying information pointing to the pending execution by beheading of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, nephew to late Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. A young Shia Muslim from the eastern Saudi…

Saudi Arabia to ‘complete’ January mass executions

SHAFAQNA- Four more prisoners are reportedly to be killed by Saudi Arabia as the country moves to "complete" a wave of mass executions that started in January. The kingdom put 47 people to death on a single day that month, including the…

‘Please Help Me to Save My Son’: More Executions of Teenage Protesters Imminent in Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA- On January 2, Saudi Arabia executed four young men as part of a mass execution of 47 people.  The four were arrested before they were 18, and now it's feared three more young men could be killed within days. Saudi Arabian…

Saudi Arabia to put 55 activists to death, most without trial

SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia is planning to execute dozens of activists and dissidents, including women and teenagers, most of them without trial, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) has said in a report. Some 55 people are…

Despicable violence: ISIL militant executes own mother over claims of apostasy

SHAFAQNA - In a shocking low even by the standards of ISIL, a militant has publicly executed his own mother after accusing her of apostasy. The activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RIBSS) said 20-year-old jihadi Ali Saqr al-Qasem…

Islamic Human Rights Commision: Saudi's Execution of Sheikh Nimr another blow to reform movement

,
SHAFAQNA- The execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia represents another assault by Riyadh on the forces of reform and political empowerment in the Muslim world. The outspoken leader was executed after being convicted in 2014 under…

The only weapon used by Sheikh Nimr was his words

,
SHAFAQNA - It was King Salman who back in May 2015 told the world that “The Saudi Arabian government guarantees freedom of expression and opposes discrimination.” Addressing Bandar Al-Aiban, president of the Human Rights Commission (HRC),…