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Saudi prosecutor demands execution for cleric Ali Al-Omari

September 6, 2018 at 11:25 am

Saudi cleric Ali Al-Omari [Twitter]

Saudi’s Public Prosecutor yesterday called for cleric Ali Al-Omari to be executed during a secret session held by the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh.

The Prisoners of Conscience Twitter account said the prosecution accused Al-Omari of more than 30 charges of terrorism including the formation of a “youth organisation to achieve the objectives of a secret terrorist organisation within the Kingdom”.

“The Saudi Special Criminal Court held a secret trial session for  Dr. Ali Al-Omari, and so far more than 30 charges of ‘terrorism’ have been directed at him. The General Prosecution is calling for sentencing him to death because of those charges!!” the group wrote on Twitter.

Al-Omari, 45, is a renown cleric and human rights activists as well as president of the Makkah Open University.  He was arrested in September 2017.

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