Foreign affairs in Saudi Arabia ask the UK to ‘respect’ their death penalty laws

Source: The Independent

The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir, has come out to state that ‘In our country the death penalty is part of our laws and you have to respect this…’ when responding to a question over the kingdom’s “terrible image problem”, put to him by Channel 4 News’ (The Independent 2016)

The Independent further this to say ”The foreign minister’s comments come after international outcry over the Saudi kingdom’s execution of 47 prisoners in one day earlier this month. Among those put to death was the prominent Shia cleric and dissident Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr who was a vocal supporter of the mass anti-government protests that flared up in the kingdom’s oil-rich Eastern Province in 2011.”

What’s your view on this? Should the death penalty still exist in the world? Should the UK inherit the death penalty into Laws? Do you respect the Saudi Arabian’s use of the death penalty in recent years?

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