Oct 30 2013

I needed some good news

hamzaHamza Kashgari, the young Saudi journalist whose tweets were deemed insulting to Mohammad, Islam’s prophet, has been released.

He faced the death penalty and was returned from Malaysia where he had fled to escape Saudi [in]justice.

I needed some good news today if only for a few seconds.

Only hours after confirming Kashgari’s release, a court in Jeddah sentenced Abu al-Khair to three months in prison for signing a statement calling for reforms…

(Via Maha Kamal)


  1. 1
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    I hope he stays safe.

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    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    This is great news!

    (I still think the Malaysian government are arseholes though.)

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