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Death Sentence on Ali al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia

That the Parliament notes the continuing and growing threat to Ali al-Nimr, who is on death row in Saudi Arabia and was sentenced to death in 2012 for anti-government activity even though he was only 17 at the time; notes that observers believe that the implementation of the sentence may be imminent despite a worldwide outcry against his sentence, against the use of the death penalty and in support of international law, which, it understands, forbids the execution of anyone whose alleged crimes were committed under the age of 18; recalls that there have been 108 judicial executions in Saudi Arabia already in 2016, following 158 last year, and calls on the Saudi Arabian Government to remit the sentence and to cease the practice of capital and corporal punishment in keeping with international norms.

Supported by: Gordon MacDonald, Joan McAlpine, Stuart McMillan, Clare Haughey, Alex Neil, Maree Todd, Ash Denham, Patrick Harvie, Richard Lyle, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Miles Briggs, David Torrance, Kenneth Gibson, Jackson Carlaw, John Mason, Donald Cameron, Richard Leonard, John Finnie, Jenny Gilruth, Maurice Golden, Linda Fabiani, Sandra White


Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016