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Saudi Arabia overturns execution, sentences Palestinian poet to prison, 800 lashes

A Saudi court overturned the death sentence for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh on Tuesday, his lawyer announced in a statement the same day.

A Saudi court overturned the death sentence for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh on Tuesday, his lawyer announced in a statement the same day.

Fayadh was sentenced to the death penalty in November for “apostasy” and allegedly emitting “blasphemous statements” in some of his poetry.

The poet’s sentence has been changed to eight years in prison and 800 lashes by the general court of the city of Abha in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

Fayadh’s lawyer, Abd al-Rahman al-Laham, hailed the downgraded sentence, while maintaining that Fayadh was innocent on all charges.

Under the new sentence, Fayadh would be subjected to 16 sessions of 50 lashes each, al-Laham said.

The lawyer added that he would appeal in the coming days.

In May, the general court of Abha sentenced had Fayadh to four years in prison and 800 lashes, but the prosecution, which had called for the death sentence, had successfully appealed. The downgraded sentence effectively adds four more years in prison to the original sentence.

Fayadh has denied all charges against him, saying that another man made false accusations to the country’s religious police following a personal dispute.

Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice arrested Fayadh in January 2014 for poetry he had published in 2008.

Fayadh had previously been arrested in 2013 after a complaint was filed against him alleging that he spread “misleading ideas.” However, he had quickly been released due to lack of evidence.

In November, Human Rights Watch slammed the death sentence handed down to Fayadh, calling it “yet another indictment of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.”

According to the organization, Saudi Arabia executed 158 people in 2015, the highest number of executions in the Wahhabi kingdom in 20 years.



  1. joekano76 said,

    February 3, 2016 at 11:30

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

  2. R Davis said,

    February 5, 2016 at 08:20

    800 lashes – he will die anyway.
    The New Years Eve skyscraper fire of Dubai, was the third fire since 2012.
    The Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph wrote damming articles, explaining that, most likely, all the skyscrapers of the United Arab Emirate are INFERNO’S waiting to happen. At least 1.000.000 Brit’s visit Saudi Arabia each year, the concern is that every office block and hotel is a potential death risk.
    Needless to say that the whole of the United Arab Emirates is ONE MASSIVELY FAILED PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT.
    It is rumored that the British Royal Family invested and therefore they have lost their preverbial shirt.
    The financial advisor to the Royal Family of Great Britain is N M Rothschild & Sons Limited or Rothschild Group. Queen Elizabeth the second’s personal financial advisor if Sir Everlyn Rothschild.
    Queen Elizabeth II & her aging husband Phillip have had to move out of Buckingham Palace as it is crumbling from the bottom up and to dangerous to live in.
    Saudi Arabia & indeed the United Arab Emirated will regret the day when they met the Rothschild Dynasty … for they also are destitute.
    That’s what comes from listening to fools crazed with greed.
    God is good.

  3. R Davis said,

    February 5, 2016 at 08:25

    The Burning skyscrapers are seen in religious quarters as the “burning mountains” of End Time Prophecy.
    The Great Tribularion is moving across the earth like a death shroud.
    QUESTION: are the Jews of Israel still there, or have they been raptured –
    I think that they also will suffer the great tribulation alongside the rest of the population of the world and the rapture was only a wish unfullfilled.

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