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Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish: Saudi Arabia executes man who took part in protests when under 18

A young man accused of taking part in anti-government riots when he was a teenager has been executed in Saudi Arabia, despite a moratorium on the death penalty for minors.

Mustafa Hashim al-Darwish, 26, was beheaded this morning amid worldwide appeals for a reprieve. Among those called on to intervene were Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, who visited Saudi Arabia last week.

His family said that they had received no prior warning of the execution and only learnt of it when they read the official statement on Saudi state media.

Read the full story in the Times.