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@Reprieve Kate Higham discusses the arrest of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

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Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was arrested in 2012 for taking part in pro-democracy protests in Saudi Arabia when he was just 17 years old and was sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion on 27 May 2014.

Experts, including the UN’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns said imposing the death penalty on someone who was a child at the time of offending and after allegations of torture was “incompatible with Saudi Arabia’s international obligations”.

Jason McCrossan spoke to @Reprieve spokesperson Kate Higham who explains exactly what happened to Ali and what action needs to be taken now to save his life.

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Hong Kong Democracy ProtestThe demonstrations in Hong Kong also known as the Umbrella Movement or Umbrella Revolution, began in September 2014 when pro-democracy campaigners, angry at China’s plans to vet candidates when they hold elections in 2017, protested outside the government headquarters and occupied several major city intersections.

Dr Pak Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and spoke with Jason McCrossan.