Saudi Arabia Mass beheading of permanent residents

Majlis e Ulama Shia Europe – Press Release
Dated: 24th April 2019
Saudi Arabia Mass beheading of permanent residents
We are saddened and shocked to receive the news of the mass beheading of 37 people in Saudi Arabia, many of whom were Shia Muslims.
Amongst those killed in this merciless way was a child of 15 and Sheikh Mohammed Al-Attiyyah, who was the Head of English at the University of Jeddah.
Amnesty International said in a report:
“Today’s mass execution is a chilling demonstration of the Saudi Arabian authorities callous disregard for human life. It is also yet another gruesome indication of how the death penalty is being used as a political tool to crush dissent from within the country’s Shi’a minority”.
Since the Arab Spring in 2011, many protestors have been unfairly detained for long periods without trial, and later sentenced to death under the guise of “terrorism charges” without fair trial.
Many of the killed were residents of Qatif, the home of the Martyr Allama Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al Nimr who was also mercilessly executed in 2016.
Al-Awamiyah town in the Qatif district which is heavily populated with Shi’as is being targeted by Saudi regime under the guise that it is a hub for dissidents.
As a result, it is now in ruins with many forced to flee to other countries as refugees.
Majlis e Ulama e Shia Europe strongly condemns this act of barbarism which is sadly commonplace in Saudi Arabia.
We call upon the United Kingdom to use their good relations with Saudi Arabia to put an end to such barbaric and inhumane behaviour or cut off ties with the regime if it is unwilling or unable to do so.
Majlis e Ulama e Shia (Europe) – Press Office