Mother of a teen begs Obama to prevent beheading of her son

The mother of a youth facing beheading for taking part in protests in Saudi Arabia has pleaded with US President Barack Obama to “rescue my son” in an interview published by the British daily the Guardian Thursday. The sentence against Shiite Ali al-Nimr, only 17 when he was arrested in February 2012, has drawn international condemnation over his young age and allegations that he was tortured into making a confession. “When I visited my son for the first time I didn’t recognise him,” Nusra al-Ahmed told the newspaper. “I could clearly see a wound on his forehead. Another wound on his nose. They disfigured it. Even his body, he was too thin. “For a month he was peeing blood,” she added. “He said he felt like a mass of pain, his body was no more.” MoreFacebooktwittergoogle_plus

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