Saudi Arabia to behead disabled man ‘for taking part in protests’ after ‘forced confession’
Campaigners believe the country’s authorities may be emboldened after Donald Trump failed to bring up human rights on recent visit
by Will Worley
A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld a death sentence for a disabled man who was arrested after he attended a protest, campaigners have said.
Munir al-Adam, 23, was beaten so badly he lost hearing in one ear during demonstrations in the Shia dominated east of the country in 2012.
Human rights campaigners have slammed the decision, calling it “shocking” and demanding the White House intervenes.
Mr Adam was sentenced to death in a secretive trial in the country’s Specialised Criminal Court last year. Now, an appellate court has decided the sentence should be carried out, despite international criticism.
Mr Adam only has the opportunity to appeal the decision once more before King…
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