Sunday, April 09, 2006

Apostasy in Saudi Arabia

Let's see if there's as much outcry about this as there was about the arrest and imprisonment of Abdul Rahman. -

Liberal journalist Rebah Algwaie was arrested Monday on apostasy charges in the northern city of Hail.

Algwaie, 25, worked for Okaz and Shamas newspaper, and was a frequent blogger on many liberal website, most have been shutdown by the Saudi government.

On November 14, 2005, Algwaie received death threats from unknown individuals who destroyed his car and left a message warning him to return to Islam or face direct harm.

There was no word on his condition, and if he was allowed a lawyer.

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