France urges Saudi Arabia to cancel death penalty for young Shi'ite




 
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France urges Saudi Arabia to cancel death penalty for young Shi'ite
 
September 23rd, 2015  
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France urges Saudi Arabia to cancel death penalty for young Shi'ite
France called on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday not to execute a Shi'ite Muslim sentenced to death over his role in anti-government protests, saying he was a minor when he was arrested. Ali al-Nimr was given the death penalty in May after taking part in demonstrations three years ago for democracy and equal rights in Saudi Arabia's oil-producing Eastern Province. "France is concerned about the situation of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, who was sentenced to death even though he was a minor at the time of the events," Foreign ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said.

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