The call for a total abolishing of the Death Penalty from Amnesty International comes after a ban was placed on death penalty for persons below age 18.

Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director Heba Morayef said it was a good effort taken by the Saudi Arabian government to take this great step as the country’s continued use of the death penalty reached a shocking high last year with 184 recorded executions.

“It should also not be forgotten that dozens of peaceful human rights activists remain detained following convictions in grossly unfair trials solely for campaigning for equality and justice in a vastly repressive environment,” it added.

At this point, the country has been encouraged to totally abolish the death penalty.


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