US Ignores Saudi Beheading of 14 Activists, Labels Venezuela

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US Ignores Saudi Beheading of 14 Activists, Labels Venezuela a Dictatorship despite elections 

(ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) This week, the Trump administration condemned the Venezuelan government following the country’s recent election. But as the U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela and vocally decries their lack of democracy, President Trump’s outrage is all but nonexistent as a U.S. ally preparing to behead 14 students for protesting. Though the Venezuelan regime is undoubtedly corrupt, the president’s outrage is meaningless in light of his lack of concern for the victims of U.S. allies.

In June of last year, Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court ordered the beheadings of 14 young people they convicted of waging an armed rebellion against the regime during pro-democracy protests in 2011 and 2012. Amnesty International summarized the charges against them

They were convicted of a range of charges that included ‘armed rebellion against the ruler’ by, among…

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