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Saudi Arabia wants to execute another teen

By Muhammad Darwish, Tamara Qiblawi and Ghazi Balkiz, CNN (CNN) — A group of boys on bicycles gather on a dusty side-street in eastern Saudi Arabia. Foot on pedal, 10-year-old Murtaja Qureiris is about to lead the group of around 30 children. In video footage obtained by CNN, he is wearing rolled up denim jeans…

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By Muhammad Darwish, Tamara Qiblawi and Ghazi Balkiz, CNN

(CNN) — A group of boys on bicycles gather on a dusty side-street in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Foot on pedal, 10-year-old Murtaja Qureiris is about to lead the group of around 30 children. In video footage obtained by CNN, he is wearing rolled up denim jeans and black flip-flops on his feet, and grinning at the camera recording the event. It may look like a regular bike ride, but the group is staging a protest.

Moments after they set off, Qureiris gets lost in the sea of boys, struggling to keep up as he lifts a megaphone and presses it against his lips. “The people demand human rights!” he shouts.

As a boy, Qureiris participated in demonstrations like this bike ride, expressions of dissent in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province during the 2011 Arab Spring.

Three years after he was filmed taking part in the bike protest, Saudi authorities arrested Qureiris, then just 13 years old. He was traveling with his family to Bahrain when he was detained by Saudi border authorities on the King Fahd causeway that connects the two countries.

At the time, he was considered by lawyers and activists to be the youngest known political prisoner in Saudi Arabia.

Now, at the age of 18, Qureiris is facing the death penalty after being held for almost four years in pre-trial detention, CNN has learned.

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In April, Saudi Arabia announced it had executed 37 men who, according to rights group Reprieve, were mostly from the kingdom’s Shia minority. The country has one of the highest rates of execution in the world, and has frequently been criticized by rights groups for executing people who were minors at the time of the commission of crimes.

Qureiris was 10 years old when he committed at least one of those alleged crimes in his charge sheet, CNN has learned. He was charged with accompanying his activist brother, Ali Qureris, on a motorcycle ride to a police station in the eastern Saudi city of Awamiya, where Ali allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at the facility.

The age of criminal responsibility in Saudi Arabia is unclear, but in 2006 the kingdom told the Committee on the Rights of the Child that it had raised it to 12, according to Human Rights Watch.

Saudi Arabia has also previously told the United Nations that it does not impose the death penalty on prisoners convicted of crimes before the age of criminal responsibility.

Qureiris is currently being tried at a terror court, where the prosecution has accused him of belonging to “an extremist terror group.” He faces other charges ranging from violence allegedly committed during protests – including helping to construct Molotov cocktails — to shooting at security forces and marching at his brother’s 2011 funeral.

Qureiris has denied the charges and said that the confessions, which the prosecution has largely relied on, were obtained under duress, CNN has learned.

Saudi Arabia has not responded to CNN’s request for comment on his case.

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Qureiris, pictured in an undated photo, spent at least one year and three months of his detention in solitary confinement.

Murtaja Qureiris was 11 when his brother died taking part in protests that the kingdom described as violent.

In videos of the older Qureiris brother’s funeral obtained by CNN, mourners chanted anti-government slogans as the procession filled a thoroughfare.

The video showed the slain activist’s father, Abdullah Qureiris, leaning over the shrouded body, openly pleading with God to help him deal with the absence left behind by his son’s death. He is seen kissing him one last time before the body is carried away by a sea of mourners.

Though the prosecution has not held Qureiris responsible for any loss of life, CNN has learned that it is seeking to impose the harshest form of the death penalty, which may include crucifixion or dismemberment after execution. Prosecutors argued that his “sowing of sedition” warranted the worst possible punishment, according to the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.

A charge sheet recommending the death penalty was presented to Qureiris just months before his 18th birthday. Another of his brothers has also been jailed, and his father was detained last year, according to activists.

At least one year and three months of Qureiris’ detention has been spent in solitary confinement, CNN has learned.

In 2016, the UN Working Group for Arbitrary Detention discussed the case of a jailed Saudi minor whom it did not name, but whose information matched the details CNN collected about Qureiris.

His birthdate, as well as his place and date of arrest, were consistent with Qureiris’ case.

The UN Working Group said at the group’s 77th session on November 2016 that it believed the minor had been tortured, his confessions “extracted” and that his arrest was arbitrary. It also said that the detention violated international norms, according to its published findings.

The UN Working Group said the minor was likely detained in connection with “his participation in peaceful demonstrations calling for justice for some protestors who were killed and in the funerals of those martyrs.”

The UN Working Group for Arbitrary Detention and the UN Special Rapporteur for Torture did not respond to CNN’s request for comment on the case.

UK-based Saudi activist Mohammad Daman, who was present at several 2011 protests Qureiris participated in, told CNN the demonstrations were peaceful. He said Saudi Arabia has not produced video or photographic evidence of violence committed at the time.

But Saudi authorities have frequently characterized anti-government demonstrations in the country’s Eastern Province as violent, saying that demonstrators attacked both security forces and civilians.

Activists say that pro-democracy demonstrations were often met with brute force, and that the movement was eventually all but quashed by a crackdown on activists.

The UN has criticized Saudi Arabia over the case of a jailed minor whose details match Qureiris’.

If Saudi Arabia sentences Qureiris to death, he would join at least three other prisoners executed this year for crimes allegedly committed before the age of 18.

CNN reviewed court documents that detailed the cases of two of three men who were minors at the time of the commission of alleged crimes. Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, Mujtaba al-Sweikat and Salman Qureish were part of the mass execution of 37 men, most of whom were Shia.

All three were arrested for violence the government says was committed during protests around the time of the Arab Spring. But the prosecution relied heavily on confessions which the prisoners said were extracted from them. In the court proceedings, they said that they were tortured, the confessions made under duress.

In Saudi Arabia, the death penalty can only be enforced by order of King Salman or his authorized representative. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is frequently characterized as the King’s deputy.

A crackdown on Saudi dissidents has intensified since 2015, when King Salman ascended the throne, appointing his son, Mohammed bin Salman, to several powerful posts. The young prince has spearheaded a drive for social and economic reforms in the kingdom, and has sought to consolidate his rule in the process.

The 33-year-old crown prince has ordered the rounding up of scores of high-profile clerics, analysts, businessmen and princes, as well as women’s rights defenders who were allegedly tortured and whom authorities accuse of having “suspicious contact” with foreign entities. The Saudi government has repeatedly denied allegations of torture.

In one of the videos of Murtaja Qureiris obtained by CNN, the boy is seen standing next to his father who is addressing a crowd of protesters.

Most of the demonstrators are masked. Murtaja and his father are barefaced, something that may have made it easier for the family to become ensnared in the government’s crackdown on activists.

“Murtaja (Qureiris) was one of the only people who didn’t wear masks during the protests,” recalled activist Mohammad Daman. “And he was always with his dad (Abdullah).”

In the footage, Abdullah is dressed in a brown thobe normally reserved for the elders of an Arab tribe, and speaking into a megaphone while another protester holds a Quran over his head.

“We pledge to the martyrs that we will continue our marches,” says Abdullah Qureiris.

Standing next to him is Murtaja Qureiris with a ski mask on his head, having apparently removed it from his face. He glances at the camera, smiles, and walks away, unaware of what was to face him in the future.

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But we’re going to have to do it again and again because of the position we’re in. “When we don’t get caught up in that other crap, we’re trying to be our best. We care about competing. We care about representing our team and our organization well. We care about each other. That’s why you compete.”Center Daniel Theis finally got the better of his counterpart, Miami’s Bam Adebayo, with 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.“We need him to provide what he provides,” Stevens said. “He was great in the middle of the zone. He caught it twice and scored. He was great there on the glass on both ends. We need him to be good. We got a lot out of that center position tonight. That’s important.”Boston outscores Miami 70-50 in the 2nd half… 👀 the BEST 2nd half buckets from the @celtics in their Game 5 comeback W!Game 6: Sunday – 7:30pm/et, ESPN pic.twitter.com/JWRoIN4GAU— NBA (@NBA) September 26, 2020While all games are played at a neutral site here at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex, there is a designated home team based on seed, and the Celtics last won a “home” game on Aug. 19 in the first round of the playoffs.The home team gets the raucous introductions just before tip-off, and the Celtics get to hear the beginning of “Crazy Train” and “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” at the start of the game. But nothing can recreate 18,000 fans at TD Garden for a playoff game.“Obviously, as much as the NBA has tried to make the home stuff matter, it just doesn’t,” Stevens said earlier in the series. “It has no impact, unfortunately. I’m not sure that we’ve played in a home game where the home team has won in three weeks. At the end of the day, it’s just guys playing in between those lines and who executes better and who plays the whole 48 or 53 or 58 minutes, or however long it takes, better.”Basketball ‘just a glimpse’ of who he is: Celtics star Jaylen Brown shows maturity, leadership beyond his 23 years’Stats don’t mean anything’: All-Star Trae Young determined to make Atlanta Hawks a winnerThe Celtics meandered through the first half without much purpose, settling for 3-pointers and playing apathetic defense.They trailed 60-51 early in the third quarter. But then it began to click for Boston. It started forcing the action on both ends – driving to the bucket looking for the best shot and defending with urgency.The Celtics went on a 20-3 run and took a 71-63 lead with 5:39 left in the third. 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CNN’s Selina Wang reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Villagers who refuse to wear masks are being forced by local authorities to dig graves for victims of Covid-19 in one part of rural Indonesia to help convince others to do their part to help stop the pandemic. 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CNN’s Nic Robertson reports. “},{“title”:”Boris Johnson: This is the moment when we must act”,”duration”:”03:11″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/22/england-coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-boris-johnson-parliament-mclean-ctw-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/22/england-coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-boris-johnson-parliament-mclean-ctw-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200922132103-01-boris-johnson-0922-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/22/england-coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-boris-johnson-parliament-mclean-ctw-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Faced with a surge in coronavirus cases, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new measures to combat the virus in England, including restrictions – enforceable by the police – on how people can socialize. 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The island’s coronavirus response has been praised and studied around the world as a model to follow. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/paula-hancocks” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Paula Hancocksu003c/a> visits Taipei to see what Taiwan has done right. “},{“title”:”Mariachi musicians fight pandemic blues in Mexico “,”duration”:”02:35″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/?refresh=1″,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/18/mexico-mariachis-covid-rivers-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/18/mexico-mariachis-covid-rivers-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200918083502-mexico-mariachis-covid-rivers-pkg-vpx-00015420-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/18/mexico-mariachis-covid-rivers-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Mariachi, a musical tradition in Mexico, and its musicians have been forced to adapt as crowded plazas are no longer safe during the coronavirus pandemic. 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CNN’s Selina Wang reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Villagers who refuse to wear masks are being forced by local authorities to dig graves for victims of Covid-19 in one part of rural Indonesia to help convince others to do their part to help stop the pandemic. CNN’s Selina Wang reports.”},{“title”:”Philippines confirms first case of coronavirus”,”duration”:”00:40″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://edition.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/01/30/philippines-confirms-first-case-wuhan-coronavirus-seo-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/01/30/philippines-confirms-first-case-wuhan-coronavirus-seo-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200130101641-philippines-confirms-first-case-wuhan-coronavirus-seo-intl-ldn-vpx-00001505-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/01/30/philippines-confirms-first-case-wuhan-coronavirus-seo-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”The Philippines has u003ca href=”https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-01-30-20-intl-hnk/h_196b88233baee37963f367f8481eb226″ target=”_blank”>confirmed its first case of the Wuhan coronavirusu003c/a>, according to the country’s Health Secretary Francisco Duque. The patient, a 38-year-old female from China, arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan via transit in Hong Kong, Duque says.”,”descriptionText”:”The Philippines has u003ca href=”https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-01-30-20-intl-hnk/h_196b88233baee37963f367f8481eb226″ target=”_blank”>confirmed its first case of the Wuhan coronavirusu003c/a>, according to the country’s Health Secretary Francisco Duque. The patient, a 38-year-old female from China, arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan via transit in Hong Kong, Duque says.”},{“title”:”How hospital in hard-hit French city is preparing for second surge”,”duration”:”02:26″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/16/france-bordeaux-hospital-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-surge-bell-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/16/france-bordeaux-hospital-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-surge-bell-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200916083646-france-bordeaux-hospital-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-surge-bell-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx-00005719-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/16/france-bordeaux-hospital-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-surge-bell-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”CNN’s Melissa Bell gets access to a hospital in Bordeaux, France, to see how doctors and staff are coping with a second surge in coronavirus cases, and what lessons they learned from the first surge.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Melissa Bell gets access to a hospital in Bordeaux, France, to see how doctors and staff are coping with a second surge in coronavirus cases, and what lessons they learned from the first surge.”},{“title”:”Here’s how England’s new coronavirus rules will work”,”duration”:”02:03″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/15/uk-england-covid-19-coronavirus-rules-mclean-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/15/uk-england-covid-19-coronavirus-rules-mclean-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200915091839-uk-england-covid-19-coronavirus-rules-mclean-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx-00015511-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/15/uk-england-covid-19-coronavirus-rules-mclean-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”England is adopting new Covid-19 rules that ban any gatherings over 6 people, after the old rules were criticized as complicated and confusing. 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A young man stabbed two people Friday outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were killed in 2015, and a terrorism investigation has been opened into the new attack, authorities said. The suspected assailant had been arrested a month ago for carrying a screwdriver but was not on police…

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A young man stabbed two people Friday outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were killed in 2015, and a terrorism investigation has been opened into the new attack, authorities said. The suspected assailant had been arrested a month ago for carrying a screwdriver but was not on police radar for Islamic radicalization, France’s interior minister said. He said the screwdriver was considered a weapon, but did not explain why.Two people were wounded in Friday’s attack, and two suspects were arrested, although the links between the two suspects weren’t immediately clear. The main suspect, a young man with speckles of blood on his forehead and wearing orange gym shoes, was arrested on the steps of the Bastille Opera in eastern Paris, authorities said. The site is not far from where Friday’s attack took place, outside the building where the weekly Charlie Hebdo was located before the 2015 attack. The interior minister said the assailant arrived in France three years ago as an unaccompanied minor, apparently from Pakistan, but his identity was still being verified. “Manifestly it’s an act of Islamist terrorism,” Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said in an interview with public broadcaster France-2. “Obviously, there is little doubt. It’s a new bloody attack against our country, against journalists, against this society.” Police officers stand by a knife, seen on the ground, in Paris on Friday. (Soufian Fezzani Via AP) France’s counterterrorism prosecutor said earlier that authorities suspect a terrorist motive because of the place and timing of the stabbings: in front of the building where Charlie Hebdo was based until the Islamic extremist attack on its cartoonists, and at a time when suspects in the 2015 attack are on trial across town. Prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said that the chief suspect in Friday’s stabbings was arrested, along with another person. Ricard said the assailant did not know the people stabbed, a woman and a man working at a documentary production company who had stepped outside for a smoke break. An investigation was opened into “attempted murder in relation with a terrorist enterprise,” according to the terrorism prosecutor’s office. French Prime Minister Jean Castex said the lives of the two wounded workers lives were not in danger. He offered the government’s solidarity with their families and colleagues. The prime minister noted the “symbolic site” of the attack, “at the very moment where the trial into the atrocious acts against Charlie Hebdo is under way.” He promised the government’s “unfailing attachment to freedom of the press, and its determination to fight terrorism.” Neighbours stunned People in the neighbourhood were stunned, saying on French TV that they were reliving the nightmare of the newsroom massacre. In a tweet, Charlie Hebdo strongly condemned the stabbings. “This tragic episode shows us once again that fanaticism, intolerance, the origins of which will be revealed by the investigation, are still present in French society….There is no question of ceding anything,” the newspaper said. Toute l’équipe de Charlie apporte son soutien et sa solidarité à ses anciens voisins et confrères @PLTVfilms et aux personnes touchées par cette odieuse attaque.—@Charlie_Hebdo_ The two people confirmed injured worked for documentary film company Premieres Lignes, according to founder Paul Moreira. He told France’s BFM television that the attacker fled into the subway, and the company’s staff members were relocated. Moreira said a man in the street “attacked two people who were in front of the building, didn’t enter the building, and who attacked them with an axe and who left.” He said the company had not received any threats. His colleague, Luc Hermann, describing witnesses’ version of the attack, said the assailant first struck the woman in her face, then the man, before returning to attack the woman again. “The whole team … took refuge on the roof of the building like our team did five years ago during the attack of Charlie Hebdo,” he said on France-2. He said it was “incomprehensible” that authorities had not taken special security precautions particularly at this time. Trial underway A wrenching, two-month trial in the Charlie Hebdo attacks is currently unfolding at the main Paris courthouse. Murmurs broke at the terrorism trial of 14 people, including three fugitives, accused of helping the attackers in the January 2015 killings, as the news filtered through. The widows of the two brothers who forced their way into the newspaper’s offices and opened fire at a morning editorial meeting testified Friday. Caty Richard, a lawyer for the Charlie Hebdo journalists, heard about the knife attack in the midst of the trial. WATCH | Victims, families hope for answers during Charlie Hebdo attack trial: A trial has started for 14 people accused of helping gunmen carry out the 2015 attacks in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a Kosher grocery store, which victims and their families hope will give answers about why the attacks happened. 2:07 “My first thought was this will never end,” she said. “I am devastated, angry.” The interior minister conceded that security was lacking on the street where Charlie Hebdo was once headquartered. He said that 775 police protect its new location. But “there was an attack so we could have done better,” he said. The minister said he has ordered special protection for all “symbolic sites,” noting in particular Jewish sites ahead of the Yom Kippur holiday this weekend. A Jewish grocery store was targeted days after the Charlie Hebdo newsroom massacre in what authorities say were coordinated attacks. Charlie Hebdo recently reproduced caricatures of the Muslim prophet that stoked the ire of some Muslims when first produced.
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