Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for preacher Awdah – activists, family

September 6, 2018 in News by Slad

 

Source: WHTT

 

The Kingdom continues to line up with Israel in its war on the remaining independent states in world’s lowest cost oil patch.  Targeted are obviously Iran and Syria.  Yemen is being crushed by Saudi Arabia as it cracks down on traditional Muslims in the name of its authoritarian Wahhabism. And watch who the US supports- CEC

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against prominent Islamist preacher Salman al-Awdah on terrorism-related charges, activists and his family said on Tuesday.

The 37 charges against the 61-year-old cleric in the Specialized Criminal Court include spreading discord and incitement against the ruler, according to London-based Saudi rights group ALQST and other activists.

Awdah’s son, Abdullah, confirmed the court proceedings and said the accusations against his father included critical tweets and establishing an organization in Kuwait for defending the Prophet Mohammad.

Amnesty International’s Saudi Arabia campaigner Dana Ahmed called the reports “a disturbing trend in the Kingdom (that) sends a horrifying message that peaceful dissent and expression may be met with the death penalty.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-arrests/saudi-arabia-seeks-death-penalty-for-preacher-awdah-activists-family-idUSKCN1LK1PE?il=0