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26 Jul 2019 – 18:52
Salman al-Awda (file picture)
The balloon of Saudi agitator apostolic Sheikh Salman Al Awda is to resume Sunday afterwards an about six-month postponement, Amnesty International said, cogent abhorrence he will be bedevilled to death.
The arresting cleric’s ancestors and Saudi media accept said prosecutors are gluttonous the afterlife penalty. The allegation area has not been fabricated public.
Human rights groups accept said the balloon is a political avengement adjoin Awda. The apostolic was amid added than 20 bodies arrested in September 2017 in a addition crackdown on bone in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
“We are acutely anxious that Sheikh Salman al-Awda could be bedevilled to afterlife and executed,” Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty’s Middle East analysis head, said in a statement.
“Since his arrest about two years ago, Sheikh al-Awda has gone through a abhorrent affliction including abiding pre-trial detention, months of aloof confinement, bound apprehension and added ill-treatment,”
According to Amnesty, Awda was arrested a few hours afterwards announcement a cheep affable letters of a accessible adaptation amid Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Saudi Arabia and several allies imposed a barricade on Doha in June 2017. The cleric’s ancestors accept said Saudi authorities had accepted that Awda and added arresting abstracts about aback the commonwealth in the dispute, but he refused.
The aftermost audition in the case was adjourned in aboriginal February at the appeal of the prosecution.
“Saudi authorities abide to affirmation they are angry ‘terrorism’ back this trial, as able-bodied as those of added activists, including 37 men accomplished aftermost April, are acutely politically motivated and meant to blackout absolute choir in the country,” Amnesty said.