Nobel laureates urge Saudi king to halt 14 executions

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners are appealing to Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in…

In a letter released Friday they said staying the executions would “correct a great injustice.”

The laureates said the 14 were convicted and sentenced in a mass trial “based on the actions of the worst defendant,” arguing that several would never warrant the death penalty.

Thes 3cThey also accused Saudi authorities of coercing confessions and reportedly subjecting the protesters to physical force.

The 14 face execution for protests and violence against security…

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