The Article on Saudi Arabia that Al-Jazeera Blocked

Reports emerged last week that Saudi Arabia intends to imminently execute more than 50 people on a single day for alleged terrorist crimes. Although the kingdom hasn’t officially confirmed the reports, the evidence is building. Okas, the first outlet to publish the report, has close ties to the Saudi Ministry of Interior and would not have published the story without obtaining government consent. Some of the prisoners slated for execution were likewise recently subject to an unscheduled medical exam, a sign that many believe portends imminent execution. There has already been a spike in capital… Read More

A Nepalese World Cup Worker Dies Every Other Day in Qatar

From Time The Guardian reports that Nepalese migrants building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar died at a rate of one in every two days during 2014. The death toll excludes deaths among Indian, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi workers. TheGuardian believes that if these figures were included, the death toll would “almost certainly” be more than one a day. Human rights organizations have accused Qatar on falling behind on the investigations and labor reforms they vowed to implement following a report by international law firm DLA Piper published in… Read More