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Two youths beheaded, tortured by Riyadh were just teenagers

Two out of the 37 Saudi citizens executed by the state on Tuesday were teenagers when they were convicted for their supprot for democratic reforms in the kingdom, it has emerged.

Abdulkareem al-Hawaj was just 16 when he was sentenced to death for his political views in 2012. At the time, he was given no access to a lawyer and was held in solitary confinement for five months.

Activists say he was also beaten and authorities threatened to kill his family during interrogations. He then signed a “confession”, which many believe he did so after torture -- making it the document the only premise for his conviction.

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