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Saudi Arabia Delays Execution of Seven Men, Families Say

World  (tags: Saudi Arabia, executions, delay, King Abdullah, Prince Miteb, Sharia, Human Rights, crucifixion )

- 2267 days ago -
Saudi Arabia has granted a last-minute stay of execution to seven men who were due to die Tuesday for their part in an armed robbery committed when most of them were juveniles, according to relatives and family friends.


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Angelika R (143)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:03 am
ATTENTION: sorry WRONG LINK, please go to:

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:07 am
Please also sign this related Petition (Condemn the Execution of Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia - Cancel the U.S.- Saudi Weapons Deal)

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:16 am
Secretary of State Kerry is in Saudi Arabia this week. Did he discuss the newest outrage, Saudi plans to execute seven people for an armed robbery? The Guardian of the UK reports that the supposed ringleader of the robbery is to be "crucified" while the others are to be shot. See the reports at Amnesty claims the men confessed guilt after torture.

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:35 am

Change a few words around in that title and I can guarantee that if it was American youth to be executed for crimes, all the crazy, conservatives would be saying some trite phrase about "do the crime, pay the price". Glad to see that some in Saudi courts and royalty have the ability to display some compassion. Juvenile offenders can be educated and rehabilitated, if that is the choice of society.

Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 9:04 am
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Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 9:07 am
Thank you

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:01 pm
Don't forget to sign the related petition! link above in my comment!

Kit, yes, I was also pleased about the king's son or whoever that was from the royal family-maybe just show, but at least a reaction. And just think, CRUCIFICATION ! That MUST be protested, Sharia does not call for that.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:36 pm

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I did find this article earlier on Google and now am having problems finding the same article or I would add the link.

Saudi Arabia carries out more death penalty cases than most countries and most are beheading. I do hope this young man's life is spared and he is allowed to grow and become a man. Though when it comes to death I'm not sure it matters much how it is done, just that it is still considered okay to have a state sanctioned death.

JL A (281)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 3:35 pm
Hopeful news at least

Angelika R (143)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:34 pm
You mind if I disagree kit- there certainly IS a difference if you are quickly beheaded by sword or being crucified for THREE DAYS.
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