Raif Badawi has already been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes, and now he has been recommended to be be brought before a high court on a crime that carries the death penalty. All for having a remarkable resemblance to Tom Hiddleston.
No, wait, it’s for an equally trivial crime: he founded a blog network that is critical of political and religious figures, he disobeyed his father (he is 31 years old), and he does not believe in god. Ed Brayton better watch out.
One of his great crimes is that he once wrote about Valentine’s Day, a prohibited holiday in Saudi Arabia.
This is what theocracy takes us to. And Saudi Arabia is one of our allies? Shouldn’t we have better taste in friends?
Here’s a petition.