Ook zo blij dat het Westen eindelijk gaat optreden tegen de koppensnellers van de Islamitische Staat? Ook zo ingenomen met onze bondgenoten en hun fantastische track record op het gebied van de mensenrechten?
A Syrian convicted of drug trafficking was beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the interior ministry said.
Mohammed Ismail al-Jammus had been charged with smuggling a large quantity of amphetamines into the country, a ministry statement reported by state news agency SPA said.
His decapitation takes to 54 the number of people beheaded in the ultra-conservative Gulf nation so far this year, compared with 78 people in all of 2013, according to an AFP count.
Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s strict version of Islamic sharia law.
Human Rights Watch expressed alarm last month at a surge in executions, which saw 19 people beheaded between August 4 and 20 alone.
HRW said eight of those executed had been convicted of non-violent offences such as drug trafficking and “sorcery,” and described the use of the death penalty in their cases as “particularly egregious.”
Bron: Al Akhbar