184 executions in 2019 – Saudi Arabia creates the death penalty for minors Abda criminal law in the conservative Kingdom, are to be modernized. The death penalty of Minors were converted to sentences. The whipping was banned as a punishment.9 Kommentare9Saudiarabiens crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman wants to modernize the Kingdom.Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/

The Islamic-conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has abolished the death penalty for minors. The have determined king Salman, in a decree, has reported to the Saudi Arabia-financed news channel Al-Arabija on Sunday evening.

The government-controlled human rights Commission, this Reform helped to create a more modern criminal law. The death penalty would be imprisonment of a maximum of ten years converted. This applies to all the sentences of offenders under the age of 18 years.

Before the people had declared right Commission, Saudi Arabia have also banned the whipping as a punishment. The decision of the Supreme court of the Kingdom.

In Saudi Arabia, a rigid criminal law applies. Death allegations, and drug crimes be met, among other things, due to the Terror imposed. Worldwide, Saudi Arabia is one sightings, in addition to China and Iran, the countries with the most executions. In 2019, there is according to the human rights organization Amnesty International, 184 people – an increase of 23 per cent, and the highest number, the Amnesty has documented for the authoritarian-run country.

critics on the human rights situation, especially the crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is responsible, the strong man of the country. They see him as the mastermind behind the brutal murder of the government-critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia has powers in this year the presidency of the G20 group of leading economies.

(SDA /aru)

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