Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was a sixteen year old teenager when he joined an “anti-government” protest during the so-called Arab Spring. For that, he has been sentenced to death by Saudi Arabian “authorities”. Yes, that’s his picture here: His death sentence is by no means an “easy” one either; no lethal injection, no rope, no firing squad and no, not even the usual Saudi/ISIS beheading (maybe) – relatively quick, if still (to varying degrees) painful methods of murder. Instead, for the heinous act of raising an arm in defiance, he shall be killed the way Jesus Christ had been more than two millennia ago… for roughly the same reasons… via crucifixion.
(CoNN Correction: it seems he will be beheaded first and THEN displayed via crucifixion… not the other way around. Which did not make sense to me, why torture a dead body? Then I realized that the body slowly decaying in the sun without the face of a young man would arouse less anger … and more fear from the unwashed masses. It’s also easier for the more “nationalistic” of citizens to demonize the headless, faceless man for the terrible crime of being a normal, rebellious teen. The Saudis also kept him imprisoned until he turned 21 for this reason: optics, no matter that he was sentenced to die as soon as he was captured while he was but a child. )
Crimes are punished in the most brutal manner in Saudi Arabia… The rich monarchy needs to keep everyone in line… and the effects this brutality has had on crime is debatable. However, this case being served against a TEEN is more despicable than normal; after-all, he will serve as an example to those who dare rise against the government. Al-Nimr’s final appeal has been dismissed. His death could come at any moment.
Campaigners have accused the government of targeting the man simply because of his family’s prominence as a lone and disparate opposition; his uncle, a well-known Shi’ite campaigner. Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr was also sentenced to death. For “terrorism” and… “waging war on God”. Amnesty International wrote a report detailing how he had been denied a lawyer, how he had been tortured. Reprieve, a charity that seeks to put the death penalty to death, stated that he had been forced into signing a confession in 2012… while he was still 17 years old. The UN would not tolerate this. The People cannot tolerate this. Anonymous did not tolerate this. #OpNimr
“Thousands of people die each year because of the Saudi Arabian government and they will now be punished for their actions. We do not forgive, we do not forget. Expect us.” When the Saudi government refused to heed the warning, Anonymous took down all the Saudi Arabian government websites.
Attacks are continuing, and Anonymous’s efforts have brought attention to this man’s plight, and inspired others to take up the fight by other means; Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labor Party wrote a letter to the Saudi government.
So successful and complete were the attacks that even ISIS wanted to claim credit for it.
If Saudi Arabia does crucify Nimr, I hope the government enjoys issuing its future decrees of death with a pen and paper.
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