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Saudi Execution: Brutal, Inhuman and Illegal?
CNN ^ | Fri January 11, 2013 | Jo Becker

Posted on 01/15/2013 2:29:50 PM PST by nickcarraway

Rizana Nafeek was a child herself -- 17 years old, according to her birth certificate -- when a four-month-old baby died in her care in Saudi Arabia. She had migrated from Sri Lanka only weeks earlier to be a domestic worker for a Saudi family.

Although Rizana said the baby died in a choking accident, Saudi courts convicted her of murder and sentenced her to death. On Wednesday, the Saudi government carried out the sentence in a gruesome fashion, by beheading Rizana.

Rizana's case was rife with problems from the beginning. A recruitment agency in Sri Lanka knew she was legally too young to migrate, but she had falsified papers to say she was 23. After the baby died, Rizana gave a confession that she said was made under duress -- she later retracted it. She had no lawyer to defend her until after she was sentenced to death and no competent interpreter during her trial. Her sentence violated international law, which prohibits the death penalty for crimes committed before age 18.

Rizana's fate should arouse international outrage. But it should also spotlight the precarious existence of other domestic workers. At least 1.5 million work in Saudi Arabia alone and more than 50 million -- mainly women and girls -- are employed worldwide according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: saudiarabia

1 posted on 01/15/2013 2:29:57 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
A properly performed decapitation is supposedly lot more humane than many other ways to be executed.

St. Paul was fortunate to be a Roman citizen, and thereby escape crucifixion.

2 posted on 01/15/2013 2:34:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway

Governments need to do more to stop this kind of human trafficking. President Bush and Dr. Rice are the only 2 I’ve ever heard of say anything. It happens all the time in the Gulf. The governments of these countries should just put a stop to it. Nobody leaves on a domestic visa to the Gulf. That’s it. End of story. No more Sri Lankans, Indians, Filipinos to go there for the sexual assault and daily battery.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 2:35:55 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: nickcarraway

isn’t it always controversial to execute foreigners?

especially in a country where non-Muslims and women have zero rights.... do you think this person recieved a fair trial??

I say she probably did not.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 2:37:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

Oh horrors! The Saudi’s might actually have to do the work themselves.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 2:40:12 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: nickcarraway

Rizana was there in the first place as a victim of involuntary servitude, in effect, a slave.

The Saudis, and in fact much of the Muslim world, still use the system of bound and indentured servants, as a means to further their own personal needs. As slave holders, they can be, and frequently are, as bad or worse than the most terrible plantation masters ever among the Western nations.

Even the Romans had a much better view of slaves, offering at least some of them opportunity to be freed of their bonds upon meeting certain conditions.

Islamic tradition rarely or never allows the slave to go free.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 2:41:47 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: GeronL

Did she receive a fair trial?
By our standards- no.

By Saudi standards- yes.

While I really don’t have much use at all for the Arab regimes, they are sovereign nations with their own laws. The idiocy of this headline saying the execution was illegal boggles the mind. It was done by authority of Saudi law. Therefore it was clearly legal.

Anyone going into Saudi better do their research because it is not a kind place to foreigners. Hell it is barely a livable place for the locals (outside of the extensive royal family).

International Law is a silly leftist batch of twaddle. It should not be given any credence.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 2:44:32 PM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: alloysteel
Islamic tradition rarely or never allows the slave to go free.

She's free now. I really hope she was right with God.

8 posted on 01/15/2013 2:45:37 PM PST by liege
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To: nickcarraway

Repeat after me...the Saudis are our friends, the Saudis are our friends......


9 posted on 01/15/2013 2:51:50 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: wesagain

“Repeat after me...the Saudis are our friends, the Saudis are our friends...”

Too true; never forget the 15 Saudi hijackers from 9/11.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 2:53:31 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: nickcarraway

If this was a Christian nation....the Liberal Globalist Media would be screaming bloody hell...and call for a UN led invasion

But, it is a Koran Thumper nation....so it gets a pass.


11 posted on 01/15/2013 2:53:48 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: nickcarraway

If this was a Christian nation....the Liberal Globalist Media would be screaming bloody hell...and call for a UN led invasion

But, it is a Koran Thumper nation....so it gets a pass.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 2:54:16 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: nickcarraway

Ah yes, the Nancy Boy Soetero’s ‘co-religionists’.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 2:55:02 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: nickcarraway

The vorpal blade went snicker snack...


14 posted on 01/15/2013 3:00:43 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: BenLurkin
A properly performed decapitation is supposedly lot more humane than many other ways to be executed.

I've seen those Saudi beheading videos on Youtube, and they do look pretty clean and efficient. However, it's not the methodology I'd question, but the judicial process leading up to it. That's the real scandal in my opinion.

15 posted on 01/15/2013 3:06:18 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

Bush did address human trafficking, but NEVER in connection with Islam. The Eastern sex traffic was his focus. He would never out his royal buddies. The governments are the largest perpetrators, why would they stop it?


16 posted on 01/15/2013 3:09:05 PM PST by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: nickcarraway

Just savages acting like savages.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 4:13:58 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: drbuzzard

The fact that their version of justice was served doesn’t mean they still are not F’ing barbarians.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 4:15:36 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Absolutely. Don’t confuse me with having any sympathy for the Arabs. I long for the day when ME oil becomes irrelevant so those savages will lapse back into a bronze age lifestyle again as it is about all they are willing to put enough effort out to achieve.

However I also abhor the concept of international law. Law set up by unaccountable bodies applying rules to those who did not approve of those making the decisions is bunk.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 4:58:53 PM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: I want the USA back

Just savages acting like savages.

&&&
Exactly. Nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to these subhumans. Prime example of their depravity: The story that I read here earlier in the day about the ring of mohammedans in the UK who were making money using underage prostitutes whom they had drugged and savaged. They are in the thrall of demons, to be sure.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 5:08:25 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: drbuzzard

Agree 100%.

There are those in the world who would abolish our death penalty.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 5:15:40 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: alloysteel
As slave holders, they can be, and frequently are, as bad or worse than the most terrible plantation masters ever among the Western nations.

Arabs imported slaves from Africa for centuries, maybe millions in total. However, unlike those brought to the Western Hemisphere they seem to have very few present day descendants... why is that, do you suppose?

22 posted on 01/15/2013 5:54:43 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Max in Utah

Bookmark


23 posted on 01/15/2013 8:09:29 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 8:16:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I have a very great desire to own a real Vorpal blade, the Tulgey woods next to my home are full of Jubjub birds and at least one Jabberwock. The frumious Bandersnatches are no longer a local problem though, they have all gone to Washington, DC. The most frumious of all is the supreme leader now. A Jabberwock is bad but nothing at all compared to a jabbering flock of frumious Bandersnatches. You have to pass one to realize all the terrifying things that are in it. Worst of all are the frumious progressive Bandersnatches, they put forth all kinds of rules for others to live by but refuse to be governed by their own rules. They are a truly manxome foe. It would indeed be a frabjous day if they could all be banished from the Earth.


25 posted on 01/16/2013 6:58:24 AM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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