Canada seeks clemency for Canadian facing death penalty in Saudi Arabia

March 6, 2008 07:00

Canada is seeking clemency for a Canadian convicted for murder in Saudi Arabia and sentenced to death by beheading. Mohamed Kohail, 23, was convicted of murder after a man died from internal injuries following a schoolyard brawl at his younger brother's school. Neil Hrab, a spokesman for Canada's Foreign Affairs department, confirmed Canada would seek clemency. This appeal comes after the government refused to intervene in the case of Ronald Smith, an Alberta man who has been on death row in the US state of Montana for more than 20 years.

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