Western countries are being urged to intervene in a case where 6 young school girls are facing execution for acting indecently at a friends house.
(CCN) Fathima Al Kwaini and her friends that included three male friends have celebrated Kwaini’s birthday at a friends house. A neighbor supposedly an assistant of an Imam of a mosque close by has reported this to Saudi Arabia’s religious police.
When the police arrived the girls were dancing with their male friends and they were arrested immediately.
The ultra conservative Arabian nation that has one of the worst human rights records is also a member of the United Nations Human Rights commission and recently got elected to the Women’s Rights Commission as well which sparked anger and protest.
According to HRW the girls were detained for more than a year before the trial and never confessed committing any crime. However the verdict of the “male only” Sharia panel was that they need o be executed in accordance with the Sharia law. The boys were only advised “not to be victimized” the report further states.
Saudi uses methods such as beheading, stoning and crucifixion to execute women for crimes, including adultery, in the strict Islamic country. Beheadings take place in public squares where the headless corpses are later put on display.
Despite continuous international pressure mostly exerted by human rights activists and public in general neither UN nor EU was successful in bringing any notable improvements to Saudi’s anti-human practices.
The US President who visited the Saudi Arabia recently never discussed its human rights records, although he signed an arms deal worth $110bn (£85bn) with them. During her visit to Saudi Last April, Theresa May too vouched that she will increase arms deals with Saudi.
These lucrative arms contracts are ensuring that no pressure is exerted on Saudi regime despite worldwide outrage over Saudi Arabia’s killings of innocents.
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