A Saudi Arabian man who was getting ready to fly to America to begin his studies at Western Michigan University was arrested as a teenager as and has been beheaded by the government on Tuesday, according to a report from official news agency.
Mujtaba al-Sweikat who was just 17 when he was arrested at the King Fahd International Airport in 2012. Earlier that year, Al-Sweikat allegedly attended a pro-democracy rally in the midst of the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East, which was the cause of his arrest. He was intending to visit Western Michigan, where he had been accepted as a student, the university confirmed to the Free Press in 2017.
More than 35 people, including al-Sweikat, were listed on a release from the Saudi Press Agency, announcing the killings.