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Thursday, 8 July 2021 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

The death penalty in Saudi Arabia, notably the cases of Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish and Abdullah al-Howaiti
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  Mick Wallace (The Left). – Mr President, Commissioner, the execution of Mustafa al-Darwish for taking part in protests when he was a minor is not exceptional in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It’s just another day in the systematic persecution and marginalisation of Shia by the brutal Saudi dictatorship.

We will see more executions like this in the months ahead. But the Saudi dictatorship doesn’t care about the scolding of the EU Parliament. Did they give a damn about our Yemen resolution? Yemen is still under military siege and bombardment. Tens of thousands killed by EU, UK and US weapons, hundreds of thousands of women and children displaced and millions battling the starvation imposed on them by the defenders of the so-called rule-based international order.

Our friends in the Saudi dictatorship will take these words of concern about capital punishment seriously when we stop profiting off them, investing in their ridiculous projects, legitimising their brutal regime and assisting them as they spread death and destruction and fund violent extremism all the way from Paris to Mali to Iraq, Xinjiang.

Italia, in bocca al lupo domenica!

 
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