SHAFAQNA – Rights activists and supporters of Saudis’ right to political self-determination and religious freedom came this afternoon to demonstrate before the Saudi embassy in London – determined to voice their objection to Riyadh’s criminal regime vis a vis its people, and beyond all those who ever dare speak against its policies.
Scott Bennett, a prominent US counter-terror analyst and commentator on US foreign policy, the war on terror and the military complex, postulated in comments to Shafaqna that Riyadh’s gruesome display of violence actually betrays the soon-to-be unravelling of its rule in Arabia.
“The Saudi regime is really on its last leg, and it’s really a matter of time before the whole house of cards come tumbling down,” he noted.
In London, Sorayya Haddad, a protester told Shafaqna that while she is not Saudi, she felt compelled to offer her support to a cause she believes is as universal as our desire to be free. “At the end of the day it is not about nationality, religion, or even politics … life is precious and we should not tolerate for any government to have right of life and death over their people. Governments need to abide by the rule of law, and nothing about the execution of Sheikh al-Nimr resembles justice.
I came today to demand that his nephew, Ali Mohammed be freed and pardoned.”
One of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr’s media representative in the US confirmed that they have increased their campaign in both the US and the UK as they believe Ali Mohammed could soon be next in line for execution.
Due to the sensitivity of the situation and because none of Ali’s legal and PR team want to compromise his safety or that of his family, Shafaqna was unable to get an official statement.
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, Sheikh al-Nimr’s nephew was arrested when he was only 16 years old. He now faces the death penalty, on allegations he poses a threat to national security.