The Saudi authorities acknowledge that the Supreme Court made judgments supporting the execution of seven minors
The Saudi authorities acknowledge the issuance of a Supreme Court ruling upholding the death sentences issued against seven minors, according to Saudi and international human rights organizations.
The Saudi authorities’ confession followed a UN memorandum on the execution of minors that was issued by a team of UN experts.
The Saudi human rights organization “Al-Qst” has stated that the response of the Saudi authorities indicates that the Supreme Court’s rulings, once upheld, make the execution of the death sentence imminent.
The organization isn’t yet sure of the identity of the youths referred to, and when death sentences are upheld by the Supreme Court, families are usually not notified.
In direct opposition to official allegations that this is a violation of international human rights law, at least nine young men in Saudi Arabia are at risk of being executed for crimes they are accused of committing while they were minors.
Since all of these rulings against these young men were rendered after unfair trials, concerns are mounting that the executions in the Kingdom at present after the month of Ramadan may rise sharply.