Saudi Arabia death sentence law amended

Abdul Rahman Shaheen, 11/1/10

Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council has approved a landmark decision with regard to execution of the death sentence. The council passed a legislation to make amendment in the Criminal Procedure Law by which death sentence shall be carried out with a unanimous decision instead of the existing majority vote. An overwhelming majority of 92 members voted in favour of the new amendment, while a few members opposed it.
See: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-arabia-death-sentence-law-amended-1.566667