Demolishing The Saudi Arabian Society Essay

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Jon Weinberg stated, in an article titled “Sword of Justice? Beheadings arise in Saudi Arabia”, that in 2007, the official number of executions in Saudi Arabia was 151. Saudi Arabia is located in the Middle East. It is in between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Its northern borders are Jordan, Kuwait, and Iraq, with Yemen to its south, and Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to its east. Saudi Arabia is a complete monarchy meaning the king rules over everything. The current leader of Saudi Arabia is King Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Saudi Arabia is about one fifth the size of the United States. Saudi Arabia has the mentality that they can do anything they want, and nobody will do anything about it because of the fact that they produce our oil. This means that the United States must continue to stand by and worry about the innocent citizens of Saudi Arabia. According to the EIA, the Energy Information Administration, “Saudi Arabia has almost one-fifth of the world's proven oil reserves, is the largest producer and exporter of total petroleum liquids in the world, and maintains the world's largest oil production.” To ensure the safety of the Saudi Arabian citizens we, the citizens of the United States of America, should stop the practice of capital punishment, unjust sentences, and gender apartheid.
According to “Chronology: Saudi Arabia”, Rezana Nafik, a seventeen year old maid, was convicted for murdering an infant in her care, in 2005. The execution disregarded the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. “Critics said that the maid’s confession was made under duress and that she had limited access to a lawyer.” The article “Sri Lankan Maid Rizana Nafeek Beheaded in Saudi Arabia.” states that Saudi Arabia is one of the three countries that do not take into the account the age a criminal when it comes to the execution of a criminal. The United Nations General Assembly’s Universal Decleration of Human Rights expresses in article three that everyone has the right to live. A man should not determine whether or not another human being is to live or die. As stated in the article “Saudi Arabia Beheads Pakistani Over Drug Smuggling”, The number of death penalties in Saudi Arabia in 2012 was 60, after Mnawar Khan executed for drug smuggling. Mnawar Khan was detained in an airport and was found with heroin in his intestines. Just last year the total number of executions in Saudi Arabia was 79. Drug smuggling carries a punishment of death, as well as murder, rape, and robbery. In 2007, Saudi Arabia held the third highest number of executions in the world. These criminal acts could be recognized and dealt with in ways that do not contain the execution of another human. Not only do they practice capital punishment in Saudi Arabia, but they also practice the unjust ruling of citizens.
The prosecution of innocent citizens in Saudi Arabia is widely recognized worldwide by many, such as President Barack Obama. According to the...

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