SAUDI ARABIA: 144 PRISONERS ON DEATH ROW SIT FOR EXAMS
January 24, 2011: thousands of prison inmates in Saudi Arabia sat for mid year examinations this week, including 144 who are sentenced to death, a newspaper reported.
The nearly 4,000 students are part of a rehabilitation and educational programme launched by prison authorities in the Gulf Kingdom over the past few years, the paper said.
â€śAmong those who sat for the examinations are 144 prisoners who are sentenced to death,â€ť the paper said.
â€śTheir hope for life appears to be pushing them to pursue their education although they will face their destiny head for the execution room one day.â€ť (Sources: emirates247.com, 24/01/2011)