Killed for 2011-2 protest

Submitted by AWL on 22 June, 2021 - 5:43
King Salman of Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian kingdom executed, on Tuesday 15 June, Mustafa bin Hashim bin Isa al-Darwish, who (allegedly) participated in a protests in the Arab spring of 2011-2. The official charge sheet did not specify the dates of the numerous accusations: forming an anti-police terrorist cell, armed rebellion against the ruler, provoking chaos, etc.

Al-Darwish was under 18 when the protests for jobs and opportunities and about discrimination against Shia Muslims took place. He has been imprisoned by the Sunni regime since he was 20. The beheading of al-Darwish is probably breaches even the kingdom’s own claimed standards (that it won’t execute for crimes committed as a minor).

The overwhelming majority of people executed in Saudi Arabia (at least 222 in 2019-21) are Shia.

Solidarity with the working class, women, and minorities in Saudi Arabia — and with those fighting for democracy against the horrific and bloody tyranny!

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