This is Saudi activist Esra al-Ghamgam she was decapitated yesterday for peacefully opposing the Saudi government. I don’t even know what to say. THIS is why women’s rights are human rights. THIS is what corrupt suppressive “governments” do to people who want basic rights and dignities. Say her fuckin name #EsraAlGhamgam #sayhername #restinpower
Via Young Journalists Club: The Thefreethoughts Twitter account and other Saudi sources said the female, named as Esra al-Ghamgam, was executed on the prosecutor’s orders on Sunday. It shared a video showing an executioner fixing her in a recumbent position on the ground before decapitating her with a sword as security forces stood by. Ghamgham was detained alongside her husband Seyyed Musa Ja’afar Hashem during a security raid on their house in the mainly Shia region of Qatif in Eastern Province on December 8, 2015. Citing the Twitter account, London-based al-Quds al-Arabinewspaper reported earlier that her detention had come in response to her “anti-establishment” activities. It said the activist used to take part in peaceful protests in the region in support of democracy and release of political prisoners.