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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Saudi Despotism Rears Its Ugly Head Again
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Saudi Arabia is the Arab world's most ruthless dictatorship, a despotic crime family masquerading as a nation-state.
Notorious for public beheadings, whippings, torture, political imprisonments, supporting terrorism, wars of aggression, and other lawless actions, royal family rule is absolute.
Headed by crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), his father king Salman in too ill-health to govern, no opposition is tolerated, no civil and human rights afforded ordinary Saudis, no rule of law, due process or judicial fairness.
Arbitrary arrests, kidnappings, detentions, and assassinations are commonplace.
Iron-fisted MBS rule runs things extrajudicially. A reign of terror followed his ascension to power, including arrests and detentions of hundreds of royal family members and Saudi businessmen.
Confined in 2017 under house arrest at t
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