Thursday, 26 November 2015

Rare Illegal video of public beheading in Saudi Arabia

Over the weekend, remarkably rare and graphic footage surfaced from Saudi Arabia that shows Saudi authorities brutally executing three men in public.
Saudi activist Ali Dubaisy, who is based out of Germany, uploaded the 50 second clip of three separate beheadings to YouTube on Saturday. The leaked footage was obtained from a source within the kingdom, according to Dubaisy, who added that the execution was captured by the mobile phone of a tourist in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.
The activist also stated that because it is a crime for executions to be filmed inside of Saudi Arabia, it is extremely rare for anyone outside of the spectators present to witness a Saudi beheading actually take place. In January, a man was arrested for filming the brutal beheading of a Burmese woman in the Islamic holy city of Mecca.
Dubaisy said it is unclear when exactly the posted video was originally filmed, but believed the footage was definitely taken “recently.” The identities of the three men who were publicly executed on the clip are currently unknown, as are the crimes they allegedly committed that led to their decapitation.
So far in 2015, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — which incidentally heads the U.N. Human Rights Council — has carried out 145 beheadings. In all of 2014, there were a ‘mere’ 87.
It has been reported last month that airstrikes led by the beheading-happy ally of both the United States and the U.K. are responsible for the deaths of over 500 Yemeni children since March. A Saudi-led coalition also knowingly bombed a Doctors Without Borders clinic in October. Also, this same Saudi government, which has inked arms deals with the United States totaling over $95 billion over the past five years, recently warned that “rumour-mongers” on Facebook and Twitter may face execution if convicted.
While using beheadings by ISIS as an excuse to bomb nations, United States policy-makers choose to reward the violent Saudi regime with $11 billion worth of combat ships for the same acts.

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