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Man is executed by Saudi Arabia after ‘offensive’ photo was found on his phone following protests he took part in aged 17

A young man was put to death by Saudi Arabia yesterday after an ‘offensive’ photograph was found on his phone following anti-government protests he had taken part in as a teenager.

Mustafa al-Darwish, 26, was executed despite promises from the desert kingdom that the death penalty would no longer apply for offences committed when defendants were children.

As a 17-year-old, he had been caught up in Arab Spring protests among the country’s Shi’ite minority which swept through the Eastern Province region in 2011 and 2012.

Read the full story at the Daily Mail here. It also ran in the Daily Mirror and the Sun.