Here is an update to my column from earlier this week: https://thegadabouttown.com/2016/03/13/savethe3-the-world-is-watching/
My source Raymond Johansen writes:
“UPDATE: I was proven right. All three contacted their families [as we reported] and one of the mothers even got to visit her son on Sunday. I have however, received information, that four men was indeed executed on Sunday. The source is highly placed in the US State Department and cannot be named. My theory, repeat theory, is that they are not publishing this yet – simply waiting for a more opportune time to go public. The other theory is that nobody, but the murderer executed Sunday morning, was killed.
“UPDATE 2, March 17: Last night Saudi Press Agency confirmed the 73rd execution in 2016. Omar al-Rabie was killed yesterday. My thinking is that we can expect two more executions of ‘criminals’ in the near future.”
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Sunday March 13th: Personal statement regarding the recent article in the Saudi state newspaper Okaz on Friday March 11 about four men condemned to death
From Dubai I hear the following: Death sentences against four Saudi men convicted of terrorism have been confirmed by 13 judges, a Saudi newspaper reported, raising the possibility of a new round of executions two months after 47 people including a prominent Shi’ite cleric were put to death.
To me this clearly says that on Thursday or Friday a court upheld and earlier verdict. The three juveniles, including Ali al-Nimr, had their verdict upheld last year by the SCC (Specialized Criminal Court). There is no reason why the 5 judges in the Supreme Court would again hear their cases. (As far as I know.)
Therefore logic dictates that these four executions have absolutely nothing to do with the Quatif juveniles. There is simply no way…
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