Saudi Arabia beheaded 47 people including a prominent Shite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr this past Saturday. Human rights protesters denounced the executions and pointed to an unjust system where defendants are tortured and are denied access to lawyers to represent them. In the past year the Saudis have executed 158 people. But it is unlikely that anything they do will impact their position on the UN Humans Rights Council.

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