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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:40 PM

Saudi Teenager Faces Death Sentence for Acts When He was 10

Source: New York Times

Saudi Teenager Faces Death Sentence for Acts When He was 10

By Megan Specia
June 9, 2019

A Saudi teenager held for more than four years without charge faces possible execution for acts he is accused of having committed when he was as young as 10, according to human rights groups tracking his case.

A death sentence for the teenager, Murtaja Qureiris, now 18, would be what the groups called one of the most egregious violations of legal protections for children in the world.

“There are few more serious breaches of international law than the execution of a child,” said Maya Foa, director of Reprieve, one of the rights groups. She said that in seeking the death penalty for Murtaja, “the Saudi regime is advertising its impunity to the world.”

The defendant was arrested at age 13 and has been in jail since. The charges against him, some from three years before the arrest, are related to his participation in antigovernment protests and include possessing a firearm and joining a terrorist organization.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/09/world/middleeast/saudi-teenager-death-sentence.html

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Eugene Jun 2019 OP
democratisphere Jun 2019 #1
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #2
SunSeeker Jun 2019 #3
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #6
SunSeeker Jun 2019 #4
katmondoo Jun 2019 #5
BeckyDem Jun 2019 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:49 PM

1. MBS and his regime need to be sanctioned for this type of behavior.

Kushner's good buddy. What does that say about Kushner?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:15 AM

2. Yet the penalty for a Prince and his ilk using bone saws on an American journalist...

Gets the adulation of the tRump administration, oh and our nuclear secrets.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:21 AM

3. It's so sickening, she.

Dismembering a journalist with a bone saw, executing a child for engaging in political protests, these are atrocities no decent nation should tolerate, let alone one that is supposed to be leader of the free world.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:48 PM

6. There are days that I am just at a loss for words.

We have always know there was evil in the world, yet who knew that we would have it living in our White House.

SunSeeker

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:21 AM

4. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:17 AM

5. I feel we are going back to living in the Middle Ages

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:13 PM

7. Sick government, truly sickening.

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