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Is Saudi Arabia planning another mass execution?

Mustafa al-Darwish, a 26-year-old man on death row in Saudi Arabia, could be killed at any moment for crimes he allegedly committed as a teenager. He exhausted his final appeals at the end of May and his death sentence only requires the king’s signature.

Al-Darwish’s case was recently transferred from Saudi Arabia’s highest court to the presidency of state security after a series of appeals.

“That means there are no longer any legal steps that can be taken,” Duaa Dhainy, a researcher for the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights, told DW. “His family is inside Saudi Arabia and they are so upset and so afraid.”

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