Anonymous Have Targeted The Saudi Government Over Planned Teen Execution
As you may know, a grave injustice in Saudi Arabia is ever looming for alleged juvenile offender Ali Mohammed al-Nimr.
In 2012, he was arrested at the age of 17 for taking part in the Spring protests. He now faces the possibility of being beheaded and crucified by the Saudi government.
Of course, it has been met with international outcry and UN human rights experts have claimed it is a possible breach of the kingdom’s commitments to uphold international law.
Recently, however, the “hacktivists” Anonymous, have weighed in.
Several official websites were seemingly inaccessible on Sunday morning after Anonymous members posted a “target list” to the Paste bin website.
“An innocent young teenage boy has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia and we will not stand by and watch.
13 Judges have already approved the death sentence of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, meaning only King Salman has to approve it. We cannot and will not allow this to happen.”
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has also written to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to do something. In the letter, he wrote:
“As you may be aware, Ali has now exhausted all his appeals and could be executed any day – in a particularly horrific manner, which involves beheading and the public display or ‘crucifixion’ of the body.”
The UK Foreign Office has since said in a statement that it will raise Mr al-Nimr’s case “urgently” with the Saudi authorities.
We sincerely hope something can be done to stop this catastrophe of injustice and evil. Our thoughts are with Ali Mohammed al-Nimr.