posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 10:37 AM
With many recent discussions here on ATS pertaining to Freedom of Speech and talk of repressive/oppressive control over people, I felt this would be
an interesting example to show that a greater degree of freedom is allowed (at least here in the west).
A Saudi man created a website to discuss the role of religion in Saudi Arabia and was later arrested
in June of 2012. Now his case is being
passed to the higher courts in Saudi Arabia.
He faces a possible death sentence as he has several charges levied against him: blasphemy, insulting Islam through electronic channels, and
The judges of this matter are said to base their decisions on their own interpretaion of religious law instead of any written legal code or
Apostasy and blashemy, according to the article, both carry automatic death sentences.
Badawi's website included articles that were critical of senior religious figures, the monitoring group said.
Here is the site - translated to English by Microsoft's Bing - I could not get the url to work in Google - (invalid?)
Quote Source Rueters