Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Work to release the Saudi 14

Fourteen young men are facing execution in Saudi Arabia.  They were sentenced to death in a mass trial conducted in June.

Only the signature of King Salman and the intervention of Amnesty International and other outside forces stand between them and beheading, according to Al-Jazeera.


Their supposed crimes include participating in a protest demonstration and inviting others to attend the protest.

One of them is deaf and blind.  Another was about to board a plane for education in the US when he was arrested.  All were tortured and forced to sign false confessions.


Support these young men at this website http://www.reprieve.org/ or at Amnesty International's site: https://www.amnestyusa.org/.

Saudi Arabia has already executed 66 people this year.  We need to work and pray for these young men not to be killed.

Some are asking the US president to intervene, but on his visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this year, he brushed aside issues of human rights there and agreed to sell the Saudi billions of dollars of arms, many of which will be used against Yemen.

"President Trump is being called on to use his newfound relationship with Saudi Arabia to stop the execution-by-beheading of a Saudi student and anti-government protester who was planning to go to college in the U.S. In 2012, 17-year-old Mujtaba al-Sweikat was arrested at an airport just as he was about to board a flight to the U.S. He was on his way to visit Western Michigan University, where he was later accepted."


Thanks a bunch, dt.

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