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SAUDI ARABIA: Peaceful Human Rights Activist Facing Beheading

A 29-year-old Shiite rights activist, arrested along with her husband Moussa al-Hashem in December 2015 has been in pretrial detention ever since without any legal representation–now, her government wants to execute her.

According to a Human Rights Watch report, Israa al-Ghomgham will be tried before the Saudi terrorism tribunal solely on charges related to peaceful human-rights activism.

Ghomgham is facing, along with five other Shiites the usual Saudi mode of execution for fomenting protests in the Qatif area of Eastern Province, beheading.

These “crimes” include posting on social media, chanting slogans hostile to the regime, providing moral support to rioters, filing protests, and seeking to inflame public opinion.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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