In November 2013, Saudi Arabia was elected one of the 47 members of the Human Rights Council for a term of three years. On January 2, the Saudi regime made a mockery of the Council and its own powerful backers, the USA among them, by executing 47 people, among them Shiite leaders.
The outrage from the Shiite communities in Iran, the Lebanon and Iraq was immediate after Saudi Arabia executed leaders of this denomination, among them Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, arrested on charges of terrorism in 2012 after calling for the downfall of the unelected Saudi monarchic autocratic regime.
Three other leaders of the Shiite community, which accounts for ten per cent of Saudi Arabia's population, were also executed, being among 47 people beheaded on charges of terrorism. In 2014, 158 people were executed in Saudi Arabia. When appointed the USA said it welcomed Saudi Arabia on the Human Rights Council panel.
"Russia is lucky to have a president like him. If the country had someone weak as its leader, no one knows how everything would turn out for the countryбЭ the actor said
As the US threatens to decimate North Korea again - if not the entire planet, given Donald Trump's chillingly casual approach to the use of nuclear weapons - an article (1) has revealed the criminal legacy remaining from America's last attack, ending sixty four years ago, on a country smaller than Mississippi.