A SERIES of drone attacks on the world's largest oil plant in Saudi Arabia are set to send petrol prices in the UK soaring amid drastic cuts to supply. But who launched the attacks that experts claim are the "equivalent of 9/11" to the global oil industry, and what happened? Who launched the drone attacks? Fires raged at at an oil plant in Abqaiq, Bugayg, and the country's second largest oilfield in Khurais after Tehran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a flurry of rockets. Giant plumes of thick black smoke could be seen coming from the oil facility. A military spokesperson for the Yemeni rebels claimed responsibility for the strike on Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant, Aramco. But the US shared what it claims is new evidence, including satellite photos, "proving" Iran is to blame for the attacks. The photos show what officials said were at least 19 points of impact at two Saudi energy facilities, including damage at the heart of the crucial oil processing plant at Abqaiq. … [Read more...] about Who launched the drone attack on oil plants in Saudi Arabia?
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SAUDI Arabia’s justice system allows for capital punishment in some of the most horrific ways. We explain what their laws are and how many people have been executed in the oppressive kingdom so far in 2019. What are Saudi Arabia’s capital punishment laws? Saudi Arabia retains the death penalty for a large number of offences including drug trafficking and “sorcery” as well as murder. The system is based on Shariah law, which the Saudis say is rooted in Islamic tradition and the Quran. While they insist trials are conducted to the strictest standards of fairness, evidence has emerged from the country to suggest the opposite. Trials are reported to have lasted a day and confessions extracted under torture. The country has no written penal code and no code of criminal procedure and judicial procedure. That allows courts wide powers to determine what constitutes a criminal offence and what sentences crimes deserve. The only means of appeal is directly to the King, … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia executions – What are the country’s capital punishment laws and how many have been executed so far in 2019?
THE oppressive kingdom of Saudi Arabia has some of the most barbaric and bizarre punishments in the world. Public beheadings, amputations, eye for an eye retribution and crucifixion all form part of the ruthless and medieval justice system. On Monday, a horrific mass execution was carried out by the savage regime involving 37 men being killed including one being crucified and another having his head impaled on a spike. Those killed during the beheading bloodbath had all been convicted of "terrorism offences" in the hardline kingdom. However, one of those beheaded. Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, was arrested while attending an anti-government protest when he was aged just 16. He was convicted of being a "terrorist" in a trial branded a "farce" by Amnesty International. This week's executions brings the number of people killed by the ruthless regime since the start of 2019 to around 100, according to official announcements. Saudi has the third highest rate of executions in the world behind China … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia executions – paralysis, eye gouging and crucifixion among the medieval punishments faced by kids as young as 14
World A domestic worker from the Philippines had been executed in Saudi Arabia having been found guilty of murder, according to the Filipino Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The unnamed 39-year-old was executed on Tuesday, according to the Philippines' ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Adnan Alonto. The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the DFA extended its “deep condolences” to the family of the woman, voicing its regret at having failed to save her life. Alonto said the woman had been provided consular assistance throughout her trial, which included the provision of a lawyer and consulate visits. The government had also been providing the woman’s family with updates on her case. CNN explained that the woman’s death sentence was confirmed after Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Judicial Council decided the case could not be settled with “diya,” money under Sharia law that can be paid in lieu of capital punishment for murder (or other … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia Executes Filipino Overseas Worker After Murder Trial
By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights watchdog has urged Saudi authorities to free over a dozen rights activists detained in the kingdom, alleging that some had been tortured or mistreated during interrogation.gi The panel of 10 independent experts also sought information on whether an impartial investigation is underway into allegations that "high-level officials were involved in the torture and extrajudicial execution of Jamal Khashoggi".Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and critic of the nation's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Riyadh has denied that Prince Mohammed ordered the killing.The U.N. Committee against Torture, in a letter dated Tuesday and posted online, cited "serious allegations" that activists including Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef, prominent women's rights campaigner Samar Badawi, Nassima al-Sada, Mohammad al-Rabe'a and Ibrahim Modeimigh have been … [Read more...] about U.N. watchdog presses Saudi Arabia on alleged torture of activists