SAUDI ARABIA: DEATH SENTENCE OF 14 ACTIVISTS CONFIRMED
May 27, 2017:
Saudi's Supreme Court in Riyadh confirmed death penalty for 14 activists from Qatif over taking part in protests in 2011. (Source:Ā almanar.com.lb, May 27, 2017)
Human rights sources reported that the suspects were not able even to appoint a lawyer, noting that all their confessions were under torture and abuse.
To be implemented, the execution warrant must be approved by the Saudi king, Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
Families of the suspects say their sons attended confidential trials, stressing that the sentences were based on force confessions.