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Cross-party group of MPs urges David Cameron to save two young Saudis from execution

Eight cross-party MPs have signed a letter urging the Foreign Secretary to make a public call to stop the execution of two Reprieve clients Abdullah Al Derazi and Youssef Al Manasif, reports The Telegraph.

The two young men were arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged protest-related crimes which date back to when they were children.

The letter, which was written by Sir Peter Bottomley, said: “We respectfully request that you make a public call for their executions to be halted, and for their death sentences to be overturned in line with the Saudi Government’s legal obligations and its promises to stop executing child defendants.”