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SAUDI ARABIA. 14-YEAR-OLD BOY FACES EXECUTION

October 27, 2005: a 14-year-old Egyptian boy faces execution in Saudi Arabia after a flawed trial in which he was convicted for the murder of another child, Human Rights Watch said. Following a seriously flawed trial, Ahmad al-D. was sentenced to death in July for the murder of three-year old Wala’ `Adil `Abd al-Badi` in Dammam in April 2004. The families of both children are Egyptian nationals living in Saudi Arabia. Wala’s parents have refused to accept blood money (diya) from Ahmad’s family, and Ahmad remains on death row in a juvenile detention facility in Dammam.
“Executing one child for the killing of another would only compound the tragedy,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “King Abdullah should uphold Saudi Arabia’s international legal obligations by commuting this death sentence.”
Saudi Arabia has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which prohibits capital punishment for offenses committed by individuals under 18 at the time of the crime and protects the rights of all children accused or convicted of crimes.
Saudi Arabia stated in its 2004 report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child that the “Islamic Shariah in force in the Kingdom never imposes capital punishment on persons who have not attained their majority” and that “a juvenile is defined under the Detention Regulation and the Juvenile Homes’ Regulation of A.H. 1395 (1975) as every human being below the age of 18”.
At every stage of the investigation, detention, trial and sentencing, the Saudi authorities violated Ahmad’s due process rights and well as international legal protections for children. He had no legal assistance or representation during interrogation, detention and trial. He told the Saudi online newspaper al-Yaum al-Elektroni that he confessed only after police questioned him for the third time because “my strength dwindled and I lacked the capacity to refuse.” He said that while in pre-trial solitary confinement for three months he “cried from fear and loneliness.”
Although he was only 13 at the time of the murder, the court tried and sentenced Ahmad as an adult, based on its assessment of the coarseness of his voice and the appearance of pubic hair. (Sources: HRW, 27/10/2005)

INDIA. PAKISTANI SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR INDIA FORT ATTACK
BANGLADESH. 6 MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF CO-VILLAGER
BANGLADESH. MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF WIFE
MISSOURI, USA. MARLIN GRAY PUT TO DEATH
AUSTRALIA. POLICE DEFEND TIP-OFF THAT LEFT 'BALI NINE' FACING EXECUTION
GHANA. A-G WANTS DEATH PENALTY ABOLISHED
OHIO, USA. OHIO EXECUTES WILLIAMS, CONVICTED OF KILLING DRUG DEALING RIVALS
RUSSIA. LIFE IMPRISONMENT MAY BE WORSE THAN DEATH - CHURCH OFFICIAL
AUSTRALIA. CANBERRA STEPS UP LAST-MINUTE APPEALS TO SINGAPORE OVER NATIONAL ON DEATH ROW
CALIFORNIA. EXECUTION ORDERED FOR CRIPS COFOUNDER
AUSTRALIA. NO HOPE FOR AUSTRALIAN FACING EXECUTION IN SINGAPORE: PM
IRAQ. FOURTEEN CONDEMNED INMATES ON DEATH ROW, PRIME MINISTER
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. DEATH SENTENCE IS COMMUTED
SRI LANKA. MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 4.6 GRAMS OF HEROIN
TEXAS, USA. LUIS RAMIREZ EXECUTED FOR 1998 MURDER PLOT
HOC. “DEATH PENALTY FOR SADDAM WOULD BE A RETURN TO THE PAST”
BANGLADESH. COUNTRY CRITICISED FOR "CHILD" DEATH SENTENCE
INDIA. KALAM'S MOVE BOOSTS CAMPAIGN AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
UNITED STATES. US DEATH PENALTY 'WOEFULLY SHORT OF JUSTICE', DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER
THAILAND. ITALIAN COULD FACE ON DRUG CHARGES
NEW YORK. PRESENTATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY WORLDWIDE 2005 REPORT
TENNESSEE, USA. SUPREME COURT REJECTS CLAIM ON LETHAL SHOT
UNITED STATES. BUSH URGES LIBYA TO FREE CONDEMNED BULGARIAN NURSES
LIBYA. TRIPOLI REJECTS US DEMAND TO FREE BULGARIAN NURSES
IRAN. WOMAN SENTENCED TO EXECUTION
IRAN. WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY STONING
JAPAN. TRIO CONVICTED OF MURDERING FOUR SENT TO GALLOWS
KYRGYZSTAN. PRESIDENT CALLS FOR ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
CHINA. 8 GUN SMUGGLERS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN QINGHAI
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