According to official figures, Saudi Arabia abolished the death penalty for minors last year. But now the person killed is said to be only 17 or 18 years old at the time of the crime.
In Saudi Arabia A young man was hanged, according to human rights organizations, who was still young at the time of the crime. Mustafa al-Darwish, a Shiite minority in Saudi Arabia, was hanged in Dammam on Tuesday, according to the state news agency SBA. He was sentenced to death for participating in an “armed uprising” and for “disrupting” the security situation in the state.
According to the data Amnesty International Al-Darwish was arrested in May 2015 for taking part in anti-government protests in 2011 and 2012. So he was 17 or 18 then. The execution shows that Saudi officials are not concerned about the “right to life” and have criticized the amnesty.
The family was not notified of the execution
Al-Darwish was held in solitary confinement and tortured while in custody, according to the UK-based Reprieve organization. So his family is not in a state of renewal Death Penalty Information. She only found out about it through reports coming in from the internet.
Saudi Arabia abolished the death penalty for minors in April last year, according to official figures. These and other judicial reforms are part of the Crown Prince’s efforts Mohammed bin SalmanTo modernize the radical conservative kingdom. The Gulf state has long been criticized for having the highest execution rates in the world and its opaque justice system.