Monday, 4 March 2013

Saudi Arabia to behead seven on Tuesday: rights group

'RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is scheduled to execute seven men on Tuesday for crimes committed when they were juveniles aged under 18, the British-based rights group Amnesty International said.

The seven were sentenced to death in 2009 for an armed robbery in 2006, but Amnesty quoted the men as saying they were tortured into confessions. It said King Abdullah ratified their sentences in February.'

Reuters has the story

Will we read about this on the BBC or is their Middle East desk only interested in denigrating Israel?

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