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Dingell Statement on Execution of Mutjaba al-Sweikat by the Saudi Arabia Government

Dearborn, MI, April 23, 2019

DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell made the following statement after reports were confirmed that the Saudi Arabian government beheaded Mujtaba al-Swikat, a teenager preparing to attend Western Michigan University:

“The violent killing of Mutjaba al-Sweikat is disturbing. Mutjaba had a bright future ahead of him and Michigan was prepared to welcome him as a student. Instead, he faced inhumane torture and pain ultimately leading to his execution. Every human, regardless of where they may be in the world, should have the right to speak openly without fear of persecution or death. Right now, I stand in unity with Mutjaba’s family and friends. I will never stop speaking up for all who promote free speech and due process around the world.”

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