Thursday, December 26, 2013

Saudi blogger to be tried for apostasy, possible death penalty

CNN is reporting that Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been forwarded for trial for apostasy by a judge in Saudi Arabia, a charge that can bring death.  Before media had reported that he had been sentenced to death for "insulting Islam".  The newest story is here.

Ensaf Haidir has apparently originally told reporters that her husband had been sentenced to death already.

Basawi had started the "Free Saudi Liberals" website in 2008.  

I do wonder if a tourist with visible blogs could be at risk if he entered Saudi Arabia, for example, for work.   

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