Saudi Arabia has also previously told the United Nations that it does not impose the death penalty on prisoners convicted of crimes before the age of criminal responsibility. He is seen kissing him one last time before the body is carried away by a sea of mourners. In Saudi Arabia, the death penalty can only be enforced by order of King Salman or his authorized representative. Qureiris, pictured in an undated photo, spent at least one year and three months of his detention in solitary confinement. Foot on pedal, year-old Murtaja Qureiris is about to lead the group of around 30 children. The country has one of the highest rates of execution in the world, and has frequently been criticized by rights groups for executing people who were minors at the time of the commission of crimes. A crackdown on Saudi dissidents has intensified since , when King Salman ascended the throne, appointing his son, Mohammed bin Salman, to several powerful posts. In the footage, Abdullah is dressed in a brown thobe normally reserved for the elders of an Arab tribe, and speaking into a megaphone while another protester holds a Quran over his head. It also said that the detention violated international norms, according to its published findings.