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200 days on and undue delays from appeals courts increase fears for poet Ashraf Fayadh’s fate

It has been 200 days since the General court in Abha lowered the death sentence judgment  against the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh and sentenced him to 8 years and 800 lashes as a result of him exercising his freedom of opinion and expression, Fayadh ‘s destiny remains unclear. The issue is on-going delay by the appeal court, and has led ...

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Saudi Arabia issues a death penalty judgement against AbdulKareem for charges attributed to him as a minor and extracted via torture

On 27th July 2016 the Specialised Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia issued its initial judgement, in which a death penalty sentence was issued against minor Abdulkareem Al Hawaj. Al hawaj’s death sentence judgement is in addition to other detainees who are in danger of execution, and are issued trials that are not in accordance with international fair principles.  Al Hawaj ...

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