Saudi Arabia eliminates death penalty for minors

Saudi Arabia eliminates death penalty for minors

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-04-27 09:07

The most high-profile instance of flogging in Saudi Arabia in recent years was the case of blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes in 2014. (Photo: AFP/TOBIAS SCHWARZ) 

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday (Apr 26) ended the death penalty for crimes committed by minors after effectively abolishing floggings as the kingdom seeks to blunt criticism over its human rights record.

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