REPORT: SAUDI ARABIA ALLEGEDLY BEHEADS 28 FOR HAJJ STAMPEDE
The Saudi government allegedly beheaded the 28 people found responsible for the deadly stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in September.
Lebanese media outlet Beirut Daily al-Diyar reported a Saudi official announced the beheadings “due to failure to control the pilgrimage.” The King allegedly said these 28 people “did not follow the instructions,” which is “a great disservice to Saui Arabia.”
“This religious decree will be issued immediately in Mina tomorrow; they will be charged with violating security issues and disobeying orders which claimed the lives of more than 1000 pilgrims and brought disrepute for Saudi authorities,” stated the report.
Some feel Saudi Arabia is only trying to save face by using “criminals who are already imprisoned.” If they are non-criminals, activists believe the men did not receive a proper trial since the report was released only 12 hours after the stampede.
“No one should be punished without enough evidence and court ruling and the right to defend themselves,” declared Muhammad Zakery, the CEO of the FreeMuslim association. “Human life has no value in Saudi Arabia.”
At least 769 people died on September 24. Iranian officials said 464 of their citizens
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