My name is Rita Gehman, with Intuitive Woods, and this video is about what I believe is happening in Saudi Arabia today.
I actually believe that Saudi Arabia is about to change their laws.
So, stay tuned for more of this stuff.
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So, back to the subject at hand.
I believe that Saudi Arabia is actually about to get rid of their capital punishment laws, or at least severely decrease them.
Laws that have people being beheaded in public squares for things like homosexuality.
I'm from the U.S. so over here it's legal to be homosexual and to marry and it's legal to actually get legally married as a gay or a lesbian here in the U.S.
Also, in Saudi Arabia, you would get beheaded for things like adultery. If you committed adultery you would be beheaded.
Things like fornication, I believe something like that actually required a lot of lashings.
But, anyway, there were different things.
I believe theft also caused a beheading, but that might be a lashing situation.
Rape constituted beheading.
As a woman, of course, I'm a little bit more in favor of that!
I believe what's happening....
and the reason why I believe that Saudi Arabia is about to change some of their capital punishment laws and replace them with either lashing or imprisonment or maybe deportation or some other type of punishment... the reason why I think this is because, in previous years, Saudi Arabia only executed.....
First of all, we have to understand that when somebody is sentenced and when somebody is executed.
For the past eighty years, for a long time, the rate of sentencing has been about four or five per year.
We're not talking about executions here, we're talking about sentencing.
So, if somebody was sentenced to be executed, a lot of times they would be put in prison, awaiting execution.
Okay, maybe it wasn't quite that small, but the execution was still a lot less than the sentencing.
The execution rate was maybe ten people, twenty people per year, but that was it.
And the United States has an even higher execution rate and we don't execute very many people, so Saudi Arabia, you're still in the Western World's good eyes, positive light, everything like that, so far on that.
The sentencing is higher than the number of executions.
So, let's say forty people were executed that year, but eighty people were sentenced, were actually sentenced to be put to death that year.
Okay, eighty people out of hundreds of millions of people is a very, very small number of people, so I don't want to hear any crap about people saying, Oh, these people! Capital punishment is so bad!
There is, I believe, a time and a place for that.
I think what makes Saudi Arabia's capital punishment so controversial is that they do public executions. Now, they say it's for a deterrent, they use it as a deterrent, but to be honest, I don't care so much about the deterrent. To me, that's a good reason to do it, as that I do believe that, if you're going to execute somebody, it shouldn't necessarily be in a hidden, private location.
In the U.S. there is always a limited number of people who are allowed to see the execution of somebody here in the U.S. and it is, in my view, taped, but it's not live streamed or anything like that.
Large crowds can't gather around and see it.
I do think that if you're going to execute somebody, bringing it out in the open and honestly.... not that the U.S. does it dishonestly or anything, they're very valid, but I do believe that Saudi Arabia has a bit more of an open situation.
When people die, we mourn openly rather than inside. I believe that's better for people and humanity. And if you're going to execute somebody, I believe doing it in front of a whole bunch of people could also be healthier for everyone involved. For both the people being executed and for the people who are watching the execution. I believe it can be healthier to actually have everything like that out in the open.
But, anyway, the reason why I think that Saudi Arabia is about to change its capital punishment laws is for a couple of reasons.
Number one, they have been sentencing a lot more people to die over the past eighty years than have actually been executed.
Actually, a small number of people have been executed every year compared with the number of people who have been sentenced. I would say about double. Double numbers of the sentenced.
That's my first clue.
Second of all, in the last two years, all of a sudden, Saudi Arabia's execution rate has sky rocketed!
What had been about forty people per year executed has now reach over a hundred and sixty people per year.
I think last year, 2015, it was a hundred and fifty, and we're not even done with 2016 yet, and I believe there have been over a hundred and sixty.
Hold on now.
The rate of sentencing has NOT increased. In fact, in the last ten to twenty years, it's even decreased down to almost nil, down to just about two people per year.
I mean, they sentence people very, very seldom these days.
But, the execution rates have suddenly sky rocketed.
So, here's what I think is happening.
I think that Saudi Arabia is about to change their capital punishment laws, and they are making sure that people who had been sentenced to death are not grandfathered in under the new laws.
I think they're about to change their capital punishment laws and I think they're getting rid of people who have been waiting and they're emptying their coffers and they are going ahead and executed pretty much everybody who has been waiting to be executed and they're cleaning out their coffers so that they can bring in the new laws without those people being grandfathered in under the new system.
That's what I think has happened.
By the way, Saudi Arabia, I think it's a great plan.
I do support public execution, but I also support what the U.S. does. I think that each country and each culture has their own way of doing things, so I support both sides.
But, Saudi Arabia, I do agree with what you're doing.
I do agree that some offenses are not capital punishment offenses.
Again, I think if somebody kills somebody, that's a good reason to get executed. I do agree that rape may be a capital punishment offense. But, things like adultery. I believe that's more of a relationship thing. Something that's between husband and wife.
Things like homosexuality, I believe that's a personal freedom and a personal choice between that person and God.
So, I personally support what you're doing, if that is in fact what you're doing.
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