Sebastian L. v. Gorka Strategic Advisers Group of the Atlantic Council
Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka is director of the National Security Fellows Program and Military Affairs Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracy and contributing Co-Editor of Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism (McGraw Hill, 2011). He is founding director of the Institute for Democracy and International Security and associate fellow of the Joint Special Operations University. An internationally recognized expert on matters of national security and democratic transition, he advises and briefs at the highest levels to NATO, SOUTHCOM and SOCOM.
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, a prisoner in Saudi Arabia who was sentenced to death as a minor, faces "death by crucifixion" after a final appeal has been dismissed. He was arrested in 2012 when he was just 17, during a crackdown on anti-government protests in the Shiite province of Qatif. According to the International Business Times, Al-Nimr was accused by the authorities of participation in illegal protests and of firearms offences, despite there being no evidence to justify the latter charge.