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UN experts urge Riyadh to halt executions of juvenile offenders

GENEVA: Five UN rights experts urgently appealed Monday to Saudi Arabia to "immediately" halt plans to execute six people sentenced to death for alleged crimes committed when they were minors. The independent experts warned that Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon, Abdullah al-Zaher, Mujtaba al-Sweikat, Salman Qureish, and Abdulkarim al-Hawaj "face imminent execution". The men had been arrested and sentenced to death for charges linked to the "exercise of their fundamental rights, including freedom of assembly and expression,…