Mr Obama is due to travel to Saudi Arabia today (19th) on what is expected to be the last visit of his Presidency. The trip comes amid concerns for the fate of Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon and Abdullah al-Zaher, who face execution on charges relating to their attendance at protests in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province in 2012. All three were children when they were arrested, and were forced under torture to sign ‘confessions’ that led to their conviction in the country’s secretive Specialized Criminal Court.
I had thought Saudi Arabia was executing too many already. Why would Obama want to raise the number of executions of juveniles? Though he has raised the death-toll of wedding-parties by drone in assorted countries.
Oh, sorry, "raise the issue of ". Funny old language, English.