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HRC: Death sentences of 3 minors commuted to 10 years in prison

February 08, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia has commuted the death sentences of three men to 10 years in prison, the country's Human Rights Commission said in a statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, Ali Al-Nimr Dawoud Al-Marhoun and Abdullah Al-Zaher had been “resentenced’ to 10 years imprisonment” and the time they had already served would be included.

“Al-Nimr was arrested in February 2012. Therefore, his release date has been set for 2022,” the HRC said in the statement.

"This follows the re-sentencing of Dawoud Al-Marhoun and Abdullah Al-Zaher, who have been re-sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment, inclusive of time served and will be released in 2022."

"The HRC said that the new sentencing reflects the Royal Order issued in March 2020 that retroactively applies the Juvenile Law to all individuals sentenced to the death penalty for crimes committed while they were minors," the statement added.


February 08, 2021
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