Skip to comments.Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for minors and floggings
Posted on 04/27/2020 8:18:46 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered an end to the death penalty for crimes committed by minors, according to a statement Sunday by a top official.
The decision comes on the heels of another ordering judges to end the practice of flogging, replacing it with jail time, fines or community service and bringing one of the kingdoms most controversial forms of public punishment to a close.
King Salman's son and heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is seen as the force behind the kingdoms loosening of restrictions and its pivot away from ultraconservative interpretations of Islamic law known as Wahhabism, which many in the country still closely adhere to.
The crown prince has sought to modernize the country, attract foreign investment and revamp Saudi Arabias reputation globally. He's also overseen a parallel crackdown on liberals, women's rights activists, writers, moderate clerics and reformers. The 2018 killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey by agents who worked for the crown prince drew sharp criticism internationally.
The latest royal decree by King Salman could spare the death penalty for at least six men from the countrys minority Shiite community who allegedly committed crimes while under the age of 18, including Ali al-Nimr, who had participated in anti-government protests. Such activity carries terrorism-related charges in the kingdom for disturbing order and disobeying the ruler.
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But I think women still get stoned.
GIVE THEM THE NOBEL PRIZE RIGHT NOW!
Time for Congress woman Omar to make a visit to The Kingdom.
So, they are moving into the 16th century. That’s a start. Hopefully, some of the Royals have visions of Messiah, like so many muhamedans have had, and believes. Eventually, hopefully even the king accepts the King!
But they would not feel so all alone.
Everybody must get stoned--Bob Dylan
Actually I shouldn't kid about the vicious savagery of the Muslims who keep women as underlings who need permission from a brother,father or husband for such things as travel in a car, let alone trying to register for college. Killing people by stoning should have gone out with huddling together in cave dwellings after dark.
Does anyone proofread any more?
In a bold new step, the Saudis drag themselves across the 16th century Finish Line!
Personally, I think floggers should still be sentenced to death.
I have an opinion about FR Bloggers, too.
All Big Media’s “best” are busy on the Destroy Donald Trump job.
At the rate they’re going, they’ll catch up to 2020 around the year 4040.
That has a Hook to it.
Maybe that was Dylan. I could swear I have a Dr. Hook album with that on it.
“Shouldn’t the headline read “Saudi Arabia ends death penalty and floggings for minors”?”
No, They have ended the death penalty for minors, and ended flogging for everyone.
****should have gone out with huddling together in cave dwellings after dark****
Ya but I miss those days.
They're coming back when Bernie and AOC style Dems run the House,Senate and Presidency if Dems win in Nov., 2020. God forbid.
They'll say just a few thousands more dollars per person each week from the rich taxpayer bracket. Out of money? Uh, oh. Blame the Trump economic downturn of 2020.
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