Saudi Arabia: Further information: Fear of Flogging and new-concern: Possible Prisoners of Conscience: Nine Saudi Arabian nationals

Index Number: MDE 23/058/2000

Six men have been executed over the past few days, on charges some of which related to their sexual orientation. Because of the Saudi authorities’ silence in the face of thousands of appeals, Amnesty International fears that these six may have been among the nine men reportedly sentenced to flogging and prison terms for “deviant sexual behaviour”. The remaining three may be at imminent risk of execution.

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