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Abdullah al-Howaiti: Saudi child ‘offender’ sentenced to death at retrial

A Saudi man has been sentenced to death for a second time after being convicted at a retrial of a crime he allegedly committed as a child, his family says.

Abdullah al-Howaiti was 14 years old when he was arrested in 2017 on charges of murder and armed robbery.

The Supreme Court had overturned his original conviction last year.

Human rights activists said CCTV footage showed he was not at the scene of the crime and that he was tortured into signing a false confession.

Reprieve condemned the verdict, saying it “makes a mockery of Saudi Arabia’s claim to have eliminated the death penalty for children”.

Read the full story on BBC News.