Online activist collective Anonymous and @OperationNimr – a voice campaigning to nullify the death sentence handed to Saudi Arabian youth are both calling for the exclusion of Saudi Arabia from this year’s Rio Olympics.
With a nod to Saudi Arabia’s controversial human rights record, Anonymous and @OperationNimr are calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to keep out Saudi Arabia from the summer Olympic games, @OperationNimr revealed to Hacked.
Despite an outcry from activists and human rights groups, Saudi Arabia recently executed and crucified 47 people on January 2, 2016. A majority of those executed included prominent Arab Spring activists and [...]
Secret cables obtained by WikiLeaks have confirmed a secret deal between the British Government and Saudi Arabia to ensure that both countries were elected to the United Nations’ influential Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2013.
The Australian reports a secret handshake that involved vote-swapping may have been the cause for the appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN human rights council, at a time when it is receiving worldwide criticism for the death sentence handed to a teenager accused of pro-democracy protests.
The Saudi Arabian criminal justice system has its foundations in stringent Sharia law, different from the law that the UNHRC takes to.
For instance, [...]
Leaked emails available at WikiLeaks have revealed a scheme thought up by Saudi Arabia to simply buy Hacking Team outright, rather than continue to pay the outlandish costs for their services. Between 2013 and early 2014, several e-mails were exchanged with the Italian security professionals, who now have a proven history of aiding governments guilty of human rights violations, something they’d previously denied.
Syrian-born investor Wafic Said is a close friend of the Saudi royal family and initiated the potential purchase through his company Safinvest. Several e-mails in the Wikileaks Hacking Team dump refer to a letter of intent, signed by the major principals of [...]
In taking a stand and making a direct protest against the death sentence handed in 2012 to a 17-year old teenager Mohammed al-Nimr, Anonymous has crippled multiple Saudi Arabian government websites.
It's not over, its just beginning. #AliMohammedAlNimr #OpNimr pic.twitter.com/e8PCmVJJXf
— Anonymous (@Anonycast) September 28, 2015
It is a case described as “a possible breach of international law,” by a group of UN human rights experts.
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was arrested and sentenced to death after being accused of partaking in pro-democracy demonstrations [...]