Saudi Arabia: Further information: Juvenile offender’s death sentence upheld: Abdulkareem al-Hawaj

Index Number: MDE 23/6744/2017

An appeal court has upheld the death sentence against Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, a Shi’a man who was convicted of offences committed when he was 16 years old. The court appears to have based its sentence on forced “confessions”.

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