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Thousands of Pakistanis detained, sentenced to death in Saudi denied rights: report

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    Thousands of Pakistanis detained, sentenced to death in Saudi denied rights: report
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    March 8, 2018

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    ISLAMABAD: Thousands of Pakistanis imprisoned in Saudi Arabia and dozens sentenced to death in the Kingdom have been denied their legal rights to a defence, a report in Islamabad warned Wednesday.

    Saudi Arabia executes more Pakistanis than any other foreign nationality annually, nearly all for heroin smuggling, according to the study by Justice Project Pakistan and Human Rights Watch (HRW).

    Sixty-six Pakistanis were beheaded in the country between 2014 and 2017 alone, the report entitled "Caught in a Web" said.

    "You not only have the death sentence, but you have it without due process or elementary fair trial," Saroop Ijaz, an HRW researcher, told AFP.

    Pakistani migrants are "exceptionally disempowered and marginalised," Ijaz told AFP, adding that the group faces a "premodern discriminatory" criminal justice system in Saudi Arabia.

    With 1.6 million nationals, Pakistanis constitute the second largest foreign community in Saudi Arabia, and most are members of a low-skilled workforce with few rights.

    Some 2,795 Pakistanis are currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, the study says.

    According to Saudi media reports, a Pakistani man was executed on Tuesday in Mecca, convicted of drug trafficking.

    Four others were sentenced last month for raping and killing a woman and raping her teenage daughter, according to the Saudi interior ministry.

    Detained Pakistanis "have braved a system that puts them in periods of detention without charge or trial, no access to legal assistance, pressure on detainees from the authorities to sign confessions and accept predetermined prison sentences to avoid prolonged arbitrary detention," said Sarah Belal, executive director for JPP.

    The report also criticised inefficient translation services, which can "make Pakistanis sign a confession without even knowing it," said Ijaz, who also blamed Islamabad for not doing enough to help.

    "The Pakistani government has not shown either the willingness or the capacity to defend its citizens who are facing a harsh and discriminatory justice system."

    Under the "kafala" system in force in Saudi Arabia, which regulates the status of migrant workers, many are prohibited from changing jobs before the end of their contract if their employer objects to it -- a restriction which NGOs call forced labour or even slavery.

    Since the beginning of the year, 31 people of all nationalities have been executed in Saudi Arabia, according to an AFP count.
     
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    "Pakistani migrants are "exceptionally disempowered and marginalised," Ijaz told AFP, adding that the group faces a "premodern discriminatory" criminal justice system in Saudi Arabia."

    Really ?why they are specifically picking on Pakistanis? Whats their issue?
     
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    their issue is non but their fault in saudi is that they r civilians and they r discriminated just like saudis discriminate against other nationalities and religious groups in saudi ( they claim to be pure muslims yet they act against sharia law of equality ) 1. i dont blame them i blame our own governments and their embassies in these countries for not working for Pakistani expatriates 2. i blame our own people of acting like slaves when it comes to these countries
     
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    Everybody knows this is a lie. Any Pakistan who lands in KSA is recieved with rose petals and respected as the defender of the ummah. All this is is Irani/Indian sazish. Even our ex COAS is treated like a Ling in KSA.
     
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    Saudis are supremacists and mean. They have used used and dumped us before.

    Totally related "is this how Pakistanis are being treated in Iran as well"?
     
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    Well send a message saudis hate it when a crowd of Pakistanis curse them and say don't fight their wars etc. Hold those responsible that suppose to protect Pakistanis citizens like our government. Who is it what his name? expose him?
     
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    But all the toilet cleaners are Sri Indians

    Fact is if they 're heroin smugglers then I don't want them back. Do the crime then must be prepared for the time
     
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    Yellow journalism or paid content to strain Pak-Saudi relations....many went for Umrah and abscond yearly in lakhs what Saudis suppose to do when they caught working without valid work permit? they have to arrest and later deport them. Secondly, unfortunately many other involved in drug trafficking mostly Afghans with Pakistani passports..same thing happened in Kuwait and they have to put ban on Pakistani visa (now 7 years on).

    Yes it is Saazish,

    Raheal Sharief if not treated like king but as prince for sure, check this video.
     
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    Beta, Raheel Sharif does not equate to Pakistan, nor does whole of ISPR (LOL). For one day of your life, don't be part of propaganda. Maybe you are forgiven for this one day in hereafter! :D




     
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    Dear Son,

    I didn't get you what you wants to say but I have different request for you Kindly reopen Turkish model thread which I started on encouragement by you.

    Thanks,

    And regards,

    Give respect and take respect. Beta.
     
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    Chall bey, paid totay. Always speak of Pakistan's interests, not of one particular institution. Period.

    On topic do you have any idea how Pakistani's are treated in Saudia? Or is it something Raheel sahab told you recently?

     
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    Those work illegally suppose to be treated like this and we should adopt same treatment for illegal Afghan refugees.

    Legal workers and Pakistani armed forces respected, loved very much.

    Yes people like me get paid for not what you said but to protect people like you.

    Have a great day.
     
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    Ummah ? Is that you ?
     
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    Oops sorry forgot we Pakistanis are used to seeing bloody murderers and rapist released and walking amongst us again .........
     
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    And you think all of these "thousands" are criminals ? As if Saudi Arab has been the best country for human rights anyway. They could be charged for nuking hiroshima and won't be able to defend themselves for shit when they're being denied lawyers.
     
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