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Student Accepted To Attend Michigan College Beheaded In Saudi Arabia

Added 04-24-19 10:16:02am EST - “A Saudi Arabian man who was admitted to a Michigan college was beheaded in Saudi Arabia as part of a mass execution Tuesday.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Student Accepted To Attend Michigan College Beheaded In Saudi Arabia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Saudi Arabian man who was admitted to a Michigan college was beheaded in Saudi Arabia as part of a mass execution Tuesday.

The Saudi Press Agency said Mutjaba al-Sweikat was one of more than 30 people beheaded in a mass execution.https://t.co/9oO8dBKDrj

Mujtaba al-Sweikat was arrested in 2012, then 17, at King Fahd International Airport, Saudi Arabia, for allegedly attending a pro-democracy rally in the middle of the Arab Spring, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday. The government accused al-Sweikat of causing chaos by making Molotov cocktails in a terrorist cell, armed disobedience against the king and hurting security officials and civilians.

Al-Sweikat was on his way to “begin his studies at Western Michigan University (WMU)” at the time he was detained, according to international human rights group Reprieve.

He was convicted in 2015 based on a confession forced through torture and was given a death sentence in 2016, the Free Press reported.

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