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.
- Javier Nart MEP
- Ana Gomes MEP
- Ali Adubisi (European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights)
- Soraya Bauwens (Reprieve)
- David Nichols (Amnesty International)
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by February 27th, 5PM.
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.