Saudi Arabia: Man might face death penalty for tweets: Hamza Kashgari

Saudi Arabia: Man might face death penalty for tweets: Hamza Kashgari

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Index Number: MDE 23/002/2012
Date Published: 13 February 2012
Categories: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian national Hamza Kashgari risks being charged of apostasy, punishable by death, for remarks he posted on Twitter. He was forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia on 12 February from Malaysia, after he had left the country amid death threats for the posts. He is now in detention in Saudi Arabia.


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