Join our Event “Justice Denied: The Death Penalty In Saudi Arabia”

Join Saudi civil society activists and international NGOs in a discussion on the application of the death penalty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the way forward for the EU and human rights defenders.

Speakers include:

  • Javier Nart MEP
  • Ana Gomes MEP
  • Ali Adubisi (European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights)
  • Soraya Bauwens (Reprieve)
  • David Nichols (Amnesty International)
If you will need a visitor’s badge to enter the Parliament, please send your name, date of birth, nationality and ID number to contact@ecdhr.org by February 27th, 5PM.

Background

In recent years, the execution rates in Saudi Arabia have soared. In addition to executions for non-violent offenses, which do not meet the criteria of ‘most serious of crimes’ as prescribed by international law, last year witnessed the re-emergence of politically motivated executions in the country.

One year ago, on 2 January 2016, the Saudi government conducted a mass execution of 47 prisoners, including political dissidents and peaceful social justice activists. The same execution spree also saw the execution of 4 minors, some of whom were convicted based on a false confession extracted through torture. Currently, more young people who were arrested as minors are on a death row.

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