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In a precedent, the Saudi prosecution calls for the beheading of female human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham

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  1. [6]
    Soptik
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    Could you please delete this topic and repost it without capslock?

    Could you please delete this topic and repost it without capslock?

    12 votes
    1. [5]
      Neverland
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      I’ve done this as well, just copying and pasting the actual article title like this one. Here is a decent tool for this scenario: https://titlecase.com @Deimos, is this something that could or...

      I’ve done this as well, just copying and pasting the actual article title like this one.

      Here is a decent tool for this scenario: https://titlecase.com

      @Deimos, is this something that could or should be automated?

      7 votes
      1. [4]
        Deimos
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        Sure, it probably could be. I don't know if there's ever a time when an all-capslock title makes sense.

        Sure, it probably could be. I don't know if there's ever a time when an all-capslock title makes sense.

        8 votes
        1. [2]
          BuckeyeSundae
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          The only case I can see is some weird fringe case like a band whose name is all caps and a song that is all caps. Even then, I imagine you could implement this to exclude the music/creative tildes.

          The only case I can see is some weird fringe case like a band whose name is all caps and a song that is all caps. Even then, I imagine you could implement this to exclude the music/creative tildes.

          5 votes
          1. Algernon_Asimov
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            What about initialisms/acronyms such as "FBI", "NATO", "BBC", "ROM", "MMORPG", "USB", and so on? :P

            What about initialisms/acronyms such as "FBI", "NATO", "BBC", "ROM", "MMORPG", "USB", and so on? :P

            1 vote
        2. Algernon_Asimov
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          Maybe not the whole title, but there are definitely going to be times where titles contain initialisms and acronyms, such as "FBI", "NATO", "BBC", "ROM", "MMORPG", "USB", and so on.

          Maybe not the whole title, but there are definitely going to be times where titles contain initialisms and acronyms, such as "FBI", "NATO", "BBC", "ROM", "MMORPG", "USB", and so on.

          3 votes
  2. [5]
    dubteedub
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    Edit: So it seems that this organization ESOHR is the only outlet reporting on this, which makes it seem like it is likely fake news. It is also making the rounds on Twitter, but I do not see any...

    Edit: So it seems that this organization ESOHR is the only outlet reporting on this, which makes it seem like it is likely fake news.

    It is also making the rounds on Twitter, but I do not see any other actual source there

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23IsraaAlGhomgham&src=tyah


    Israa Al- Ghomgham, a well known female human rights defender from Qatif, was brought before the notorious specialized criminal court (SCC) in Riyadh recently, for her first court session, in a trial which commenced after 32 months of arbitrary detention, during which, Israa had no access to legal representation.

    So they already are breaking some pretty serious human rights abuses already by locking her up without trial for 2.5 years without access to a lawyer.

    Despite being aware of the risks and Saudi authorities suppression of the peaceful protest movement, as part of her activism, she called for fundamental and basic civil and political rights such as peaceful assembly and expression, called for the release of prisoners of conscience and human rights defenders and expressed her peaceful opinions on social media platforms. Her activism made her a target for the Saudi authorities.

    So shes going to be executed solely for being an enemy of the state to the Saudis. This is vile.

    In this regard the security body is directly funded by King Salman, the court is appointed by king, and the prosecution office is linked directly to King Salman. All of these bodies are under total control by the king, and therefore many of these trials are merely show trial and have pre-determined outcomes which serve the narrative of the state.

    I cant believe the USA is letting this go uncontested. I wish we could at least step up and support Canada in their dispute with the Saudis at this point

    9 votes
    1. [2]
      Soptik
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      Oil. USA just cannot afford to loose one of it's biggest providers of oil. Everything, including human rights, go aside when oil is the question. Oil crisis 1973

      I cant believe the USA is letting this go uncontested

      Oil. USA just cannot afford to loose one of it's biggest providers of oil. Everything, including human rights, go aside when oil is the question.

      Oil crisis 1973

      7 votes
      1. EightRoundsRapid
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        They are also a valued customer of the US and the British "defence industry".

        They are also a valued customer of the US and the British "defence industry".

        7 votes
    2. [2]
      EightRoundsRapid
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      It's most likely fake news though.

      It's most likely fake news though.

      2 votes
      1. dubteedub
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        Yeah, you are probably right. I admit that I had not heard of the website ESOHR before today and was just commenting from my phone on my way to work this morning. If I was on my computer, I...

        Yeah, you are probably right. I admit that I had not heard of the website ESOHR before today and was just commenting from my phone on my way to work this morning. If I was on my computer, I probably would have tried to find another source to verify it.

        2 votes
  3. [4]
    EightRoundsRapid
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    I'm reasonably convinced this is the much talked of Fake News. It's based on a now deleted PressTV article, and is not being reported anywhere, save here, and a very new blog with an Iranian...

    I'm reasonably convinced this is the much talked of Fake News. It's based on a now deleted PressTV article, and is not being reported anywhere, save here, and a very new blog with an Iranian address that now seems inaccessible.

    Ed: this is the only other place reporting it, and credits press TV as its source

    https://www.yjc.ir/en/news/27612/saudi-arabia-beheads-female-activist-in-public-report

    8 votes
    1. [3]
      Gecko
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      Article has also been deleted now and the link 404s.

      Article has also been deleted now and the link 404s.

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        EightRoundsRapid
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        I added a "404 not found" tag. Hopefully that's enough, although it'd be nice if OP deleted it.

        I added a "404 not found" tag. Hopefully that's enough, although it'd be nice if OP deleted it.

        4 votes
        1. Algernon_Asimov
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          I'd be more explicit: "article deleted". I thought "404 not found" was some kind of joke or meta-reference that I didn't get.

          I'd be more explicit: "article deleted". I thought "404 not found" was some kind of joke or meta-reference that I didn't get.

          3 votes
  4. patience_limited
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    I checked to see if this had come up on Amnesty International's site yet - a group of imprisoned womens' rights activists has been listed, but not this specific case. Latest news from Saudi Arabia...

    I checked to see if this had come up on Amnesty International's site yet - a group of imprisoned womens' rights activists has been listed, but not this specific case. Latest news from Saudi Arabia dates from May 19: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/05/saudi-arabia-chilling-smear-campaign-tries-to-discredit-loujain-al-hathloul-and-other-detained-womens-rights-defenders

    It's unbelievable that their cases are being tried as "treason". Hopefully, Al-Ghomgam's case is going to get wider media attention quickly.

    4 votes