SAUDI ARABIA will behead a disabled man for taking part in anti-goverment protests.
Munir Adam, who is partially blind and deaf, was sentenced to death for “attacks on police” and other crimes arising from protests in the oppressive stated in 2011.
His family claim the 23-year-old steel cable worker was tortured into confession and only signed a document after repeated beatings by officials from the Middle East kingdom.
Mr Adam has also been accused of “sending texts”, but says he was too poor to own a phone.
Maya Foa, from anti-death penalty charity Reprieve, told The Times: “Munir Adam’s appalling case illustrates how the Saudi authorities are all too happy to subject the most vulnerable people to the swordsman’s blade.
“Saudi Arabia’s close allies, including the UK, must urge the kingdom to release Munir, along with juveniles and others who were sentenced to death for protesting.”
Mr Adam was detained in 2012 for taking part in protests at his home town in Qatif, which is majority Shia and the location of numerous protests against the Saudi Government, when he was 18.
His devastated family says he is a family-loving man who enjoys fishing.
He was involved in an accident when he was six-years-old, which left him with a fractured skull, leaving his sight and hearing impaired.
The shocking case is set to cast new scrutiny on Britain’s close ties to the oil-rich state.
The secretive kingdom remains a close strategic ally and economic partner of Western governments, including the UK.
Saudi Arabia is also a very lucrative market for British arms firms.
The Saudi kingdom follows an ultra-strict interpretation of Sharia law and applies the death penalty to a number of crimes including murder, rape and drug smuggling.
Although not as common, Saudi courts also allow for people to be executed for adultery, apostasy and witchcraft.
People can also be executed for crimes committed when they were below 18 years of age.
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Friday, November 4, 2016