‘LONG LIVE THE NEW KING’ IN TOONS

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The next Saudi King

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Trump and Netanyahu are very excited with their new toy — Mohammed bin Salman, the heir apparent in Saudi Arabia

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IN TOONS ~~ ISIS REVEALS ITS TRUE COLOURS

This bomb attack in the Islam’s holy site of Medina reveals what we already know. The so-called Islamic State is everything but Islamic

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#PanamaPapers ~~ SAUDI KING FINANCED NETANYAHU’S ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Isaac Herzog, member of the Knesset and Chairman of the Israeli Labor party, revealed that Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz financed the election campaign of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Let’s see if Bibi can wiggle his way out of this one ….

New Panama Papers Data Leak has revealed that the king of Saudi Arabia Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz gave  eighty million dollars to support Netanyahu’s campaign

New Panama Papers Data Leak has revealed that the king of Saudi Arabia Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz gave eighty million dollars to support Netanyahu’s campaign

Panama Papers: Saudi Arabia King Sponsored Netanyahu’s Campaign

“In March 2015, King Salman has deposited eighty million dollars to support Netanyahu’s campaign via a Syrian-Spanish person named Mohamed Eyad Kayali. The money was deposited to a company’s account in British Virgin Islands owned by Teddy Sagi, an Israeli billionaire and businessman, who has allocated the money to fund the campaign Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”, Herzog cited a leaked Panama Paper.

Around eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca as it worked for 40 years without suspicion. The leaked documents showed how Mossack Fonseca firm has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax.

The documents held by the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca have been delivered to the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which then shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Later, around 107 media organisations in 78 countries have been analysing the documents. Among the media agencies are the BBC, Panorama and UK newspaper the Guardian. The BBC said that it does not know the identity of the source.

However, the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Gérard Ryle said the documents covered the day-to-day business at Mossack Fonseca over the past 40 years. He said it will be one of the biggest blows offshore,”I think the leak will prove to be probably the biggest blow the offshore world has ever taken because of the extent of the documents.” The blow will extend offshore the world,even middle east leaders were linked to this company.

The documents show 12 current or former heads of state with at least 60 people linked to current or former world leaders in the data. It also contains secret offshore companies linked to the families and associates of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and Saudi Arabia’s king Salman.

Moreover, the documents include the Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur Gunnlaugson, who had a hidden interest related to his wife’s wealth and is now facing calls for his resignation. The files also unveiled suspected money laundering ring with billion dollars involving close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The documents also show how the company offered financial assistances and services how it helped business clients hide their wealth or to do illegal many transactions.

 

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TOONS FOR A TOOSDAY ~~ THE LATEST SAUDI CRISIS

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Saudi Arabia in TROUBLE!

Saudi Arabia in TROUBLE!

And just who is to blame for the violence in the Middle East?

Tom and Jerry to blame for Middle East violence. Who knew?

Tom and Jerry to blame for Middle East violence. Who knew?

TOOSDAY’S TOONS ~~ THE MERCHANT OF CAIRO

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Cartoon of the Day: al-Sisi, Merchant of Cairo

Cartoon of the Day: al-Sisi, Merchant of Cairo

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Cartoon of the Day: Saudi King Salman visit to Egypt See THIS

Cartoon of the Day: Saudi King Salman visit to Egypt
See THIS

TOON OF THE DAY ~~ BRAZIL’S CLUSTER BOMBS IN YEMEN

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Thanks Brazil for showing us your true colours …

Brazil's Cluster Bombs prohibited by Geneva Convention used by Saudis in Yemen

Brazil’s Cluster Bombs prohibited by Geneva Convention used by Saudis in Yemen

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Valentine's Day in Middle East

Valentine’s Day in Middle East

AMERICA’S STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Moral:
You Are Known by
the Company You Keep

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Obviously oil is more important than Human Rights as far as Obama is concerned

Saudi Arabia overturns execution, sentences Palestinian poet to prison, 800 lashes

A Saudi court overturned the death sentence for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh on Tuesday, his lawyer announced in a statement the same day.

A Saudi court overturned the death sentence for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh on Tuesday, his lawyer announced in a statement the same day.

Fayadh was sentenced to the death penalty in November for “apostasy” and allegedly emitting “blasphemous statements” in some of his poetry.

The poet’s sentence has been changed to eight years in prison and 800 lashes by the general court of the city of Abha in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

Fayadh’s lawyer, Abd al-Rahman al-Laham, hailed the downgraded sentence, while maintaining that Fayadh was innocent on all charges.

Under the new sentence, Fayadh would be subjected to 16 sessions of 50 lashes each, al-Laham said.

The lawyer added that he would appeal in the coming days.

In May, the general court of Abha sentenced had Fayadh to four years in prison and 800 lashes, but the prosecution, which had called for the death sentence, had successfully appealed. The downgraded sentence effectively adds four more years in prison to the original sentence.

Fayadh has denied all charges against him, saying that another man made false accusations to the country’s religious police following a personal dispute.

Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice arrested Fayadh in January 2014 for poetry he had published in 2008.

Fayadh had previously been arrested in 2013 after a complaint was filed against him alleging that he spread “misleading ideas.” However, he had quickly been released due to lack of evidence.

In November, Human Rights Watch slammed the death sentence handed down to Fayadh, calling it “yet another indictment of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.”

According to the organization, Saudi Arabia executed 158 people in 2015, the highest number of executions in the Wahhabi kingdom in 20 years.

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SAUDI TOONS GOING VIRAL

And we helped 🙂

One of Latuff’s recent contributions …. 

Does it Make Any Sense to Have Saudi Arabia as Head of UN Human Rights Council?

Does it Make Any Sense to Have Saudi Arabia as Head of UN Human Rights Council?

Cartoons taunting Saudi Arabia’s membership of the United Nations human rights council have gone viral on social media after the kingdom executed 47 people in one day. 

Cartoons highlight anger at Saudi Arabia’s position as head of key UN human rights panel

While the regime’s interior minister claimed most of the 47 executed had been involved in the deadly 2003 and 2004 al-Qaeda attacks, a prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, was also put to death. He was a vocal supporter of the mass anti-government protests that flared up in the kingdom’s Eastern Province in 2011.

The U.N.’s top human rights official has strongly criticised the executions.  Zeid Raad al-Hussein says the killing of Sheikh al-Nimr was “a very disturbing development indeed, particularly as some of those sentenced to death were accused of non-violent crimes.”

He says international law only permits the death penalty in cases where the crimes committed are considered “most serious” and human rights bodies have consistently defined those as being “being restricted to murder and other forms of intentional killing.”

Shiekh Nimr often criticised the House of Saud and called for free elections in the oil-rich kingdom.

In retaliation to the state executions people on social media started sharing cartoons mocking the Saudi regime’s membership of the United Nations human rights council.

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Speaking to Reuters, Human Rights Watch’s Middle East director, said: “Regardless of the crimes allegedly committed, executing prisoners in mass only further stains Saudi Arabia’s troubling human rights record.” She added that Sheikh Nimr was convicted in an “unfair” trial and that his execution “is only adding to the existing sectarian discord and unrest.”
Iran’s supreme leader’s website, also posted a contentious image comparing the Saudi executions to the barbaric practices of the so-called Islamic State.
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Leaked diplomatic documents published last year by the Guardian suggested that the UK and Saudi Arabia conducted a secret vote-trading deal to ensure both states were elected to the UN human rights council.
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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ENEMY AND AN ALLY

The US has declared one an enemy and the other an ally.

Go figure …

 

From Haidar Sumeri's Twitter Page

From Haidar Sumeri’s Twitter Page

 

SUNDAY’S TOON ~~ THE IRONY OF HUMAN RIGHTS

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Does it Makes Any Sense to Have Saudi Arabia as Head of UN Human Rights Council?

Does it Makes Any Sense to Have Saudi Arabia as Head of UN Human Rights Council?

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Will POTUS release a statement condemning the recent executions in Saudi Arabia?

Will POTUS release a statement condemning the recent executions in Saudi Arabia?

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