Saudi Arabia stops death penalty for people who committed crimes as minors
The decision was part of a royal decree, the statement said, and came two days after an announcement that public floggings would be banned.
Anyone who received a death sentence after being convicted of crimes they committed as a minor will receive a prison sentence of no longer than 10 years in a juvenile detention facility, the statement said. It is unclear when this decision is expected to be enacted.
“This is an important day for Saudi Arabia made possible by King Salman and the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman,” HRC president Awwad Alawwad said, according to the group’s statement.