The Saudi Arabia system of justice, in my opinion, is barbaric to its beetle-headed bone. And, it’s interesting to note, according to many independent reporters, this nation is a stooge of the USA and the Zionist entity! These two degenerate creatures are just as barbaric as the Saudis in their wanton and illegal slaughter of innocent men, women and children.
The following news item is taken from the Press TV web site.
Press TV Monday, Dec.19, 2011
Western rights groups Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) have urged Saudi Arabia not to carry out ‘amputation sentences’ against six men convicted of highway robbery.
HRW has described the punitive measure mainly practiced by the US-backed Saudi regime as “prohibited torture.”
“Cutting off someone’s hands and feet is torture, plain and simple,” AFP quoted HRW senior Middle East researcher Christoph Wilcke as saying on Saturday.
The New York-based rights group, which mainly focuses on rights violations in non-Western countries, said it had asked Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court to nullify the sentences. It also called on the Saudi Human Rights Commission to seek a retrial.
On Friday, the London-based AI made a similar plea to Saudi King Abdullah, who has to sign on to the amputation sentences. The sentence may be carried out within days if the despotic king ratifies it.
“Cross amputation is a strikingly cruel form of punishment that amounts to torture and should have no place in a criminal justice system,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa interim director.
“We are urging the king to use his authority to urgently commute these sentences and spare these men this horrific punishment,” added Luther.
The bedouin men were arrested in October 2010 in Riyadh and accused of highway robbery.
Amnesty said the men were tried before the General Court in Riyadh with no legal assistance and were given the cross amputation verdict in March 2011. The sentences were then upheld by an appeal court in October.
The conservative kingdom, which conforms to the radical Wahhabi interpretation of Islam widely rejected by Muslims across the globe, enforces amputation of the right hand as a punishment for theft, while cross amputation is imposed in cases of highway robbery.