Second juvenile offender in Saudi Arabia is set to be beheaded

A second juvenile offender in Saudi Arabia is set to be beheaded for taking part in anti-government  protest in May 2012.

Dawoud al-Marhoon, who was seventeen years old when arrested, is the second juvenile in recent weeks to face execution in the kingdom.

Dawoud was allegedly forced to sign a confession, which was later used to convict him. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Reprieve and several other international human rights organizations have noted the use of torture to obtain false confessions from detainees in several reports written about the country.

The now twenty year old Dawoud has been in solitary confinement since the time of his arrest and has reportedly not been given access to his lawyer.

Dawoud could be executed at any time.

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