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Saudi Arabia: Death Penalty/ Fear of imminent execution

, Index number: MDE 23/002/2009

Ayadh Mana' Wanas Matar, Hussein Baida Abud, Adnan Jamil, Mahmoud Shekar and Khaled Mitan are among at least 15 Iraqi nationals feared to be at imminent risk of execution. They have all been sentenced to death for various charges ranging from ones relating to drugs, connection with armed groups in Iraq and smuggling of weapons into Saudi Arabia. All are detained in Rafha prison, in the north of Saudi Arabia, near the border with Iraq

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