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Germany Accuses Saudi Arabia of Violating Human Rights

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During the 17th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, the German Ambassador to the Human Rights Committee outlined some of Saudi’s violations of human rights, including not obeying international conventions and implementation of numerous death sentences in Saudi Arabia.

The statements made by the German ambassador on January 27th to the Human Rights Council (Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter) highlighted the alarming increase in the number of executions in some countries, in particular Saudi Arabia, which ranked first in the statistics.

“Sentences that lead to death penalty have been drawn from unfair trials, and despite the fact that the victims have been repeatedly tortured and persecuted, their statements have been neglected and censored, and there is also no hearing,” said the ambassador. “Nobody hears the cries and shouts of these victims. The death penalty includes young convicts aged about 18, which is a flagrant violation of international law.”

It is worth noting that the human rights organization’s warning to the Arab country came after eight young Saudi children were sentence to death after being tortured for information and compulsory confessions, confirming unrealistic allegations of the Saudi ruling system.

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