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Saudi Arabia

  • The Saudi government beheaded a maid, who was a minor employed for two weeks when a child in her care died.  She was tried without legal representation.  Executing a minor is a violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to which Saudi Arabia is a signatory. Forty-five other maids are on death row, some for charges including witchcraft and sorcery.



  • Tensions continue in Kashmir between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control.
  • Meanwhile, Governor’s rule has been imposed in Balochistan after a terrorist attack killed at least 92 in Quetta.  Here’s a timeline of Hazara killings in Balochistan. (h/t Ahsan Butt)