Saudi Arabia plans mass execution of 55 criminals… as fears grow that it is preparing to behead and crucify pro-democracy protester arrested when he was 17 

  • 55 men are expected to be executed after being convicted of terrorism 
  • One prisoner was accused of trying to buy nuclear material in Yemen 
  • Activists fear Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, 21, could be executed soon
  • al-Nimr was charged with attending a demonstration along with his uncle 
  • Executions appear to be warning to would-be jihadis, with one newspaper saying some facing death penalty are affiliated with al-Qaida