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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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