Second Saudi teenager set to be beheaded for ‘protesting’ following international furore over the ‘crucifixion’ of a 17-year-old

A second teenager is set to beheaded in Saudi Arabia for his role in protests, it was reported today.

Dawoud al-Marhoon had his conviction upheld by a court just days after a similar case involving another youth sparked an international outcry.

Al-Marhoon was 17 when he was arrested by Saudi security forces in May 2012, at the height of protests in the country’s Eastern Province.

He was reportedly tortured and made to sign a ‘confession’ that was later said to have been relied on to convict him.