Saudi Court Sentences Poet To Death For Renouncing Islam

Ashraf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet and artist who hails from Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to death for ‘apostasy’. The Saudi Arabian authorities charged him for his poetry claiming that the poems questioned religion and spread atheism. On 17 November, 2015, the General Court in Abha, southwest of Saudi Arabia, charged Ashraf guilty of ‘apostasy’ that is renouncing Islam, according to his poetry and sentenced him to death.

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