Saudis free youngest prisoner who faced execution

Murtaja Qureiris was held for eight years for alleged involvement in a protest when he was 10. …

When he was finally put on trial, he was charged with belonging to an extremist terrorist group. He was accused of accompanying his older brother, who had allegedly thrown petrol bombs at a police station. Prosecutors demanded the death penalty. Activists warned that he might even face crucifixion.


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