Saudi Reporter Jailed For 5 Years For Insulting Rulers: Amnesty

DUBAI, March 27  – Saudi Arabia has sentenced a journalist to five years in jail for insulting the kingdom’s rulers and “inciting public opinion” on Twitter, Amnesty International said. Amnesty described the sentencing of Alaa Brinji on Thursday as “a clear violation of international law” and said it showed intolerance of the right to peaceful

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Saudi Court Commutes Palestinian Poet’s Death Sentence to Jail, Lashes

DUBAI, Feb 3 – A Saudi court has commuted the death sentence against a Palestinian poet on charges of apostasy and abandoning his Muslim faith to eight years in jail and 800 lashes, his lawyer said. Ashraf Fayadh was detained by the country’s religious police in 2013 in Abha, southwest Saudi Arabia, and rearrested and

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