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The family of a juvenile sentenced to ‘crucifixion’ in Saudi Arabia have appealed to the Saudi authorities to spare him, as pressure mounts on the US and UK to intervene.
A new report says Saudi Arabia is carrying out executions at an average rate of one every two days, with at least 102 people executed in the first six months of this year.
As the death toll in Yemen passes 2000 and the punishment of blogger Rai Badawi is upheld, CAAT has again called for the UK to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Amnesty International has condemned Saudi Arabia’s “alarming surge” in executions as the country carried out its 90th execution of the year.
Campaign Against Arms Trade has called on the government to ensure that weapons supplied by UK companies are not used in Saudi led air-strikes on Yemen.
At least six children under the age of ten were among 25 people reported killed in Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on 26 March 2015, says Amnesty.
UN support for Saudi counter-narcotics policing has been questioned in the light of figures showing around half of the country’s 48 executions this year have been for drugs offences.
US officials may have attempted to negotiate the forced return of British resident Shaker Aamer to Saudi Arabia, despite a promise not to do so, it has been revealed.
The flogging of Raif Badawi was not carried out on Friday 16 January 2015, apparently on medical grounds, which in themselves are deeply disturbing.
A witness has told Amnesty that the flogging of Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi took place on 9 January in front of al-Jafali mosque, Jeddah.
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