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Ali al-Nimr: A Childhood Denied

Ali al-Nimr: A Childhood Denied

In 2014, a Saudi Arabian court ordered the execution of Ali al-Nimr. Despite wide-spread criticism, including from the UN, the kingdom claims it only executes the “most serious criminals.” Ali was a minor—17-years-old—when authorities arrested him in 2012 for participating ...

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Ali al-Nimr’s Imminent Execution

Ali al-Nimr’s Imminent Execution

On 27 May 2014, Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court sentenced Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr to death by beheading and crucifixion. On 17 August 2014, the Supreme Court upheld his verdict. Ali’s execution is imminent. With no remaining avenues for legal ...

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The Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia

The Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia

The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights is releasing its new Infographic on the death penalty in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is one of the most prolific executioners in the world, placing itself third in the ranking, with an ...

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