Saudi Arabia sentences two Shia citizens to execution

TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) – According to a European human rights body, Saudi Arabia's criminal court issued death sentences for two Shia citizens.

The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights has said in a report that Ali Muhammad Al-Rabi and Ali Hassan Al-Safwani who are two Shia citizens have been sentenced to death by a Saudi Arabia court.

This is while the Saudi prosecutor had called for sentencing them to 20 years in prison and a travel ban to prevent them from leaving the country. 

The Saudi prosecutor's office had accused Ali Muhammad of being a member of a terrorist organization, supporting a terrorist ideology, helping and sheltering a number of terrorists and providing them with food, using information networks and social networks, and plans to contact terrorists.

Ali Muhammad Al-Rabi is from the Shiite minority, which faces systematic discrimination by the Saudi regime.

Both Al Rabi and Al-Safwani had rejected the accusations in court and had been forced to confess without having the right to have a lawyer, the European body said.


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