Two Irish deputies introduced the pressing demise row case of Jaafar Mohamed Sultan and Sadeq Majeed Thamer to the eye of the Irish International Minister, Simon Coveney at the 1st of June 2022. Those two Bahraini males are on demise row in Saudi Arabia, having exhausted all prison therapies and are vulnerable to drawing close execution regardless of a grossly unfair prison procedure and allegations of torture. Paul Murphy TD of Other folks earlier than Benefit and Catherine Connolly TD, an Unbiased, raised this situation with Minister Coveney, asking if he’s going to make a observation at the subject.
In a written observation, Minister Coveney highlighted Eire’s constant opposition to the demise penalty mentioning they have got made this transparent in earlier interactions with Saudi officers. He famous this actual case with worry. Minister Coveney reaffirmed Eire’s dedication to the UN Same old. Minimal Regulations for the Remedy of Prisoners. The EU-Saudi Arabia Human Rights Discussion held for the primary time in September 2021 was once highlighted the place the problems of arbitrary detention and the demise penalty have been raised. Minister Coveney then ended his observation through pronouncing, “The abolition of the demise penalty will proceed to be a international coverage precedence for Eire. I encourage Saudi Arabia to determine an instantaneous moratorium on executions, so as to abolishing the demise penalty”. The Ministry for International Affairs in Eire has in the past condemned the 81 executions in someday through Saudi Arabia in March of this 12 months.
It’s nice to peer the Irish parliament publicly name for the tip of the demise penalty in Saudi Arabia and this pressing case getting global consideration and condemnation. The 2 deputies concerned have constantly raised human rights problems in each Bahrain and Saudi Arabia within the Irish parliament. Now underneath a world highlight, Saudi Arabia will have to shuttle those unjust demise sentences and take steps to abolish the demise penalty utterly.