Arsen Ostrovsky is an international human rights lawyer and freelance journalist.
Previously a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute and Associate Editor at EYEontheUN.org, Arsen's research and writings are focused primarily on international law and human rights, the Arab-Israeli conflict and Middle East foreign policy. Arsen has been published in many leading news publications and on-line sites around the world and is a regular contributor at Huffington Post.
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, a prisoner in Saudi Arabia who was sentenced to death as a minor, faces "death by crucifixion" after a final appeal has been dismissed. He was arrested in 2012 when he was just 17, during a crackdown on anti-government protests in the Shiite province of Qatif. According to the International Business Times, Al-Nimr was accused by the authorities of participation in illegal protests and of firearms offences, despite there being no evidence to justify the latter charge.