Saudi Arabia executes a young man by beheading and prevents receiving condolences

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The Saudi authorities beheaded the young detainee, Mustafa Al Darwish, who was handcuffed, then disposed of his body in an unknown location on charges of “breaking with the ruler.”

  • Saudi Arabia executes a young man from the family of the martyr Mustafa Al Darwish from receiving condolences
    The young Mustafa Al Darwish who was executed by the Saudi authorities today.

Today, Tuesday, the Saudi authorities beheaded the young detainee, Mustafa Al Darwish, who was handcuffed, and then disposed of his body in an unknown location on charges of “breaking with the ruler,” meaning that he stands in the ranks of the opposition.

The Saudi authorities prevented the media from publishing links of “condolence groups” for the martyr Mustafa Al Darwish, a resident of Tarout Island in Qatif.

The martyr was arrested as a minor for his participation in some of the activities of the popular movement in Qatif in 2015.

The “Activist Qatif” account said in a tweet on “Twitter” that the Presidency of State Security prevents the young man’s family from opening a “WhatsApp group” to receive condolences and imposes complete silence on them under threat and intimidation.

It is currently accepted that mourning councils be held electronically instead of in person due to the Corona pandemic.

Commenting on this execution, the European Saudi Organization “ESOHR” said in a tweet on Twitter: “A year ago, the Saudi government claimed to stop the execution of minors, but today it killed Mustafa Al Darwish, who faced charges dating back to when he was a minor.”

She stressed that it is a flagrant violation of the laws and an affirmation of the falseness of her claims to stop the killing of children, asking “who will hold Saudi Arabia accountable for its crimes, especially since there is a group of minors who are threatened with execution.”

The young Mustafa was arrested and alleged charges were brought against him when he was 17 years old, meaning that in the legal tradition he is considered a minor, yet the authorities executed him.

After the Dammam Investigation Department requested to investigate him, his father, lawyer Hashem Al Darwish, handed him over to the police and was able to get him out on bail, then handed him over to the police to finish the case and find out the charges against his son.

The young Mustafa was transferred to the mabahith and was subjected to torture, abuse and violations. More than 13 charges were framed against him, the least of which was participating in the protest demonstrations in Qatif, and he was forced to sign what the investigators wrote about the alleged accusations.

The authorities did not provide any concrete evidence to substantiate the charges brought against the martyr Mustafa Darwish. Mustafa told the judge that he was forced to sign the fabricated confessions against him as a result of torture, abuse and threats, but the judge confirmed the verdict.

In recent years, death sentences against minors have increased in the kingdom, all of which fall under the category of “expression of opinion,” while the Saudi court does not adhere to international standards for fair trials, and defendants are rarely allowed to appoint lawyers to represent them. In many cases, they are not informed of how the “legal” proceedings against them are proceeding.







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