Posts Tagged ‘ religious police ’

Saudi court sentences man to 10 years & 2,000 lashes for atheist tweets

Feb 27th, 2016 | By

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a man to 10 years imprisonment and 2,000 lashes for hundreds of atheist posts on Twitter, media reported. The 28-year-old man, whose name has not been disclosed, is said to have admitted his atheist views and refused to repent, saying the tweets reflect his beliefs and that he has the right to express them.

Floggings Begin Again For Saudi Blogger

Oct 28th, 2015 | By

“I call on his Majesty King Salman to gracefully end my husband’s ordeal and to pardon him. I also appeal to his Majesty to allow him to be deported to Canada to be reunited with his family and children, who have been deprived of their father for more than four years.”

New Saudi King Imposing Reverse Reforms In Sunni Nation

May 1st, 2015 | By

As Saudi political analyst Abdullah al Shammari told the Wall Street Journal: “Saudi Arabia is the center of Islam, and it is not our choice to be liberal. The moment Saudi Arabia tries to be liberal, it will collapse.” It is clear that under King Salman, Saudi Arabia is going to become more of a police state than ever and any small human rights gains made under King Abdullah, will evaporate.

Saudi religious police to arrest anyone celebrating New Years

Dec 30th, 2013 | By

Saudi Arabia’s religious authorities have warned would-be revelers against celebrating New Year’s Eve in the predominantly Sunni Muslim kingdom. The warning was delivered by the Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), the government agency that employs “religious police” or Mutawa to enforce Sharia Law inside the Islamic nation.