SAUDI ARABIA CANCELS DEATH SENTENCE AGAINST TEEN WHO LED PROTESTS AT THE AGE OF 13 YEARS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


SAUDI ARABIA CANCELS DEATH SENTENCE AGAINST TEEN WHO LED PROTESTS AT THE AGE OF 13 YEARS

Saudi Arabia is reported to have cancelled the death sentence issued against a teen, Murtaja Qureiris, now 18 years old, who led anti-government protests at the age of 13, Reuters quoted Saudi official as saying.

The Saudi prosecution has sought the death penalty for 18-year-old Qureiris for allegedly committing a series of crimes, including participating in anti-government demonstrations. Some of the charges date back to when he was about 10 years old.

Activists, including the European-Saudi human rights organization which has been following his case for years, said the boy would not be executed and could be released by 2022.

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