On October 07, Saudi Arabia beheaded eight Bangladeshis in public. After that human organizations and Bangladeshis are protesting this inhumane execution process. Yesterday, on October 15, members of Magic Movement, a group of young Bangladeshis, stage a mock execution scene in protest of Saudi Arabia beheading of eight Bangladeshi workers in front of National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The eight Bangladeshi workers were sentenced to death for the alleged murder of an Egyptian man in April 2007.
Magic Movement has taken a stand against this brutality, inhumane execution. They said, “This is not a procession, not even a human chain, we will protest in different ways”. They kneel down on the street in a way so that it gives an idea of the dreadful situation of those helpless human. They show portrait those homicides through their activities. They combat as well as abhorrence against all kind of brutality.
Human organizations of the world also are against this execution process of Saudi Arabia. Where other countries are omitting sentence to death, there Saudi Arabia has increased slaughtering. Beheading in public is very inhumane and brutal. Therefore, the prosecution process is not maintained international standards. Every one (especially poor foreigners) didn’t get the same law facilities or lawyer. Trial runs in Arabic language. Even dead bodies never handed over to their families after execution.
Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said, “Court proceedings in Saudi Arabia fall far short of international standards for fair trial and news of these recent multiple executions is deeply disturbing. The Saudi authorities appear to have increased the number of executions in recent months, a move that puts the country at odds with the worldwide trend against the death penalty.”
At least 158 people, including 76 foreign nationals, were executed by the Saudi Arabian authorities in 2007. In 2008, 102 people, including almost 40 foreign nationals, were executed. In 2009, at least 69 people were executed, including 19 foreign nationals and in 2010; at least 27 people were executed including six foreign nationals.
Beheaded eight Bangladeshis are Abu al-Hussain Ahmed, Mamun Abdul Mannan, Faruq Jamal, Shafiq al-Islam, Mas’ud Shamsul Haque, Sumon Miah, Mutir al-Rahman, and Mohammed Sumon. According to Amnesty International, the Egyptian man was killed during a clash between the Bangladeshi workers and a group of men who allegedly were stealing electric cable from a building complex where the Bangladeshis worked.
Many Bangladeshis doubt that eight poor workers are victims of Saudi Arabian black law and they are not guilty. President of Bangladesh requested to excuse them but Saudi Arabia ignored him. Saudi Arabia ignored because Bangladesh is a poor and powerless country. But never ignore America, England, or India; because Saudi Arabia feared them.
We heard five Bangladeshis are waiting to behead. Our hopeless foreign minister and ambassador may not do anything this time also. Those poor helpless workers will be slaughtered again in public by the Arabian animal (Sariah) law.