Human Rights Watch says the poet, Ashraf Fayadh, was condemned for his writings and allegedly abandoning Islam.
Articles tagged “Saudi Arabia”
(Reuters) A Jeddah court handed Badawi his sentence in 2012 after he criticized the Saudi clergy in a blog and called for changes in the way religion is practiced in Saudi Arabia.
QATIF, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) The fate of Saudi Arabia’s 2 million or so Shiites is closely watched because of the country’s intimate involvement in the region’s sectarian conflict through its rivalry with Iran and the teachings of its influential clergy that Shiism is heretical.
(RNS) Among those countries frequently cited by human rights groups with the most aggressive laws banning free expression are China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
(Reuters) Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran expressed outrage at the deaths of 131 of its nationals at the world’s largest annual gathering of people while politicians in Tehran suggested Riyadh was incapable of managing the event.
At least 717 pilgrims were killed Thursday on the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha in a crush at Mina outside the holy city of Mecca.
Ali al-Nimr was given the death penalty after taking part in demonstrations three years ago for democracy and equal rights in Saudi Arabia.
(RNS) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has sought to bring slow change to one of the most conservative nations on earth.