RNA – Hujjat al-Islam Akram al-Ka’bi, the secretary-general of Iraq’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, one of the militias which is part of the Popular Mobilization Forces, described the mass executions of Shi’ahs in Saudi Arabia as a “stain on the forehead” of the Saudi Wahhabi regime, and said, “The execution of the scholars and youth from the al-Ahsa and Qatif, some of whom had not reached the age for a legal trial, is nothing but a crime and a stain on the forehead of the Saudi Wahhabi regime which has been added to the history of their crimes against the followers of the Ahl al-Bayt.”
The Saudi Interior Ministry said on May 3rd that 37 Saudi citizens were executed on charges of “terrorist activities,” 34 of which belonged to the country’s Shi’ah minority.
These executions by the Saudi government have caused global and regional reactions. The European Union, Amnesty International and the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights responded to these executions and some of them also condemned them.
The executions mark the latest round of increasing human rights abuses by Saudi Arabia under the leadership of powerful Crown Prince Muhammad ibn Salman.
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