Saudi Arabia, a place where one can still visit the 7th century and not be in a museum…
Saudi 18-year-old is facing death after he was arrested for taking part in a demonstration when he was TEN
- Murtaja Qureiris has been accused of belonging to a terror organisation
- In Saudi Arabia protests are punishable under a royal decree
- The teen was arrested when he was 13 and has spent five years in jail
A Saudi teen is facing the death penalty after he was arrested for leading a group of children in the Arab Spring protests as a ten-year-old in 2011.
Three years after he took part in the 2011 protests Murtaja Qureiris, now 18, was arrested by Saudi authorities while traveling with his family to Bahrain.
Today, a CNN investigation has revealed he is facing the death penalty, having spent almost four years in pre-trial detention – and at least one year and three months in solitary confinement.
As well as calling for his death the kingdom is pushing for his body to be crucified or dismembered after his death.
Qureiris is currently on trial at a terror court, where Saudi Arabia has accused him of belonging to an extremist terrorist organisation, committing acts of violence, shooting security forces and marching at his brother’s funeral.