Saudis sent death-row inmates to fight Syria

Secret memo says more than 1,200 prisoners fought Assad regime to avoid beheading.

Saudi Arabia has sent death-row inmates from several nations to fight against the Syrian government in exchange for commuting their sentences, the Assyrian International News Agency reports.

Citing what it calls a “top secret memo” in April from the Ministry of Interior, AINA says the Saudi offered 1,239 inmates a pardon and a monthly stipend for their families, which were were allowed to stay in the Sunni Arab kingdom. Syrian President Bashar Assad is an Alawite, a minority Shiite sect.
According to an English translation of the memo, besides Saudis, the prisoners included Afghans, Egyptians, Iraqis, Jordanians, Kuwaitis, Pakistanis, Palestinians, Somalis, Sudanese, Syrians and Yemenis. All faced “execution by sword” for murder, rape or drug smuggling.
Russia, which has backed Assad, objected to the bargain and allegedly threatened to bring the issue to the United Nations, said an unidentified former Iraqi member of Parliament who confirmed the memo’s authenticity, says AINA, an independent outlet.
“Initially Saudi Arabia denied the existence of this program. But the testimony of the released prisoners forced the Saudi government to admit, in private circles, its existence,” AINA writes. “The Saudis agreed to stop their clandestine activities and work towards finding a political solution on condition that knowledge of this program would not be made public.”
AINA also published the original Arabic memo.
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2 Responses to “Saudis sent death-row inmates to fight Syria”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tap, How come the Americans have not decided to Bomb the Saudi’s.
    The Country is not Democratic, and the Christian Bible is banned, on pain of death.
    In my estimation it should be shortlisted for the next humanitarian aid bombs.
    It has all the criteria for Nato examination.
    Then we might get cheaper petrol if the NWO take over the Oil contract.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wnston Churchill in W W II also cleared the prisons and put all the criminals on the Russia convoys.
    This was because Britin had broken the German intell codes, and churchill wanted to sacrifice certain ships to the German submarines, in order that others would be kept safe.
    yes it was not just coventry he sacrificed, members on the british government said had we lost the war, then Churchill could have been hung as the war crim he was

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