Posted by : Aahil Shaik Monday, April 27, 2020
Saudi Arabia abolishes Death Penalty for crimes committed by Minors
After dropping flogging as punishment for crimes, Saudi Arabia has now abolished death penalty for crimes committed by minors (Less than 18 years), The Human Rights Commission President Awwad Alawwad welcomed the royal decree ending the application of death penalty for individuals convicted of crimes while they were minors. Related : Saudi Arabia drops flogging as punishment in judicial verdicts
Al Awwad said, This is an important day for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it was possible only due to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. The decree helps us in establishing a more modern penal code.
- Instead of the death penalty for a minor, the individual will receive a prison sentence of no longer than 10 years in a juvenile detention facility. Trending : Saudi Arabia signs deal with China to conduct 9 million Coronavirus tests
- He said, we are confident that the Kingdom will live up to its objectives in creating better quality of life for all of its citizens and expatriates as part of the continuous stream of reforms provided by Saudi Vision 2030, under the leadership of King Salman and the Crown Prince reports Saudi Gazette.