26 September 2015

Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr - Jeremy Corbyn raises death row Saudi’s case with David Cameron

David Cameron should urge Saudi Arabia to commute the horrific sentence of a Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr who could be executed there "any day", U.K Labour Leader: Jeremy Corbyn says.

Legal conditions of al-Nimr's case included refusal by authorities of regular access to his lawyer, refusal to allow him pen and paper, refusal to allow his lawyer to cross-examine witnesses, and the failure of authorities to inform al-Nimr's lawyer about the dates of several court hearings. Al-Nimr's appeal was heard in secret.

In 2015, supporters in the United Kingdom put pressure on the UK government to ask Saudi authorities to stop the execution. French President François Hollande called the authorities of Saudia Arabia for the same reason, in september 2015.