New Reform Measures Of Saudi Arabia

  • 09 Jun 2020

  • Saudi Arabia has abolished death sentence on individuals who committed crimes while still minors. Instead, the individual will receive a prison sentence of no longer than 10 years in a juvenile detention facility. Capital punishment for crimes committed by people under the age of 18 runs contrary to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Saudi Arabia has ratified.
  • It has also abolishedflogging as punishment. The punishment will instead be replaced by prison time or fines.