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Human Rights: The Inhumane Regime of Iran

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Introduction
The Iranian regime is a theocratic state based on the principle of velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule). The authoritarian rulers of Iran violently clamp down on popular demands, including calls for greater personal freedoms and equality.
Freedom of assembly is effectively non-existent in Iran. That is why various social sectors are severely restricted and suppressed when they assembled to voice collective and basic demands. In this context, the Iranian people have increasingly called for the overthrow of the theocracy, believing it does not align with their democratic aspirations and inclination to join the international community as peaceful and responsible actors. In December 2017, people in more than 130 cities in all of Iran's provinces rose up against the regime in large numbers and demanded democratic change and separation of religion and state. The protestors were violently suppressed, with hundreds killed and thousands more jailed and tortured.
The cleri…

Saudis behead, crucify Sudanese man for robbery, rape and murder

Public beheading in Saudi Arabia (file photo)
Public beheading in Saudi Arabia (file photo)
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia beheaded and crucified a Sudanese man in Riyadh on Friday after he was convicted of raping, robbing and killing a woman, the interior ministry announced.

Abdulrahman Zine Elabidine "broke into a house strangling its owner to death while she was asleep."

He also raped her and stole 165,000 riyals ($44,000/33,000 euros) as well as gold jewellery, said the statement carried by state news agency SPA.

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He then set the house on fire.

His beheading took to 20 the total number of executions in the conservative kingdom so far this year, according to an AFP tally based on official reports.

Under the AFP count, at least 76 people were beheaded in 2011, while rights group Amnesty International put the number of executions last year at 79.

The death penalty in Saudi Arabia applies strict Sharia (Islamic) law for a wide range of offences including rape, apostasy, armed robbery, homosexuality and drug trafficking, as well as murder.

Source: GulfNews, AFP, April 20, 2012


VIDEOS OF THE EXECUTION AND CRUCIFIXION:
Public beheading and "crucifixion" on scaffolding of a Sudanese convict in Saudi Arabia in the capital Riyadh, April 20th, 2012. Riyadh has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and the horrific nature of the man's crimes caused outrage in the kingdom. His execution was watched by thousands of citizens.


Video 1: Arrival of the convicted man to the execution arena in a police convoy




Video 2: The beheading (Warning: Graphic Content)




Video 3: The "crucifixion" (Warning: Graphic Content)


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