09 Jul 2014

Saudi human rights lawyer sentenced to 15 years

The Specialized Criminal Court in Jiddah has sentenced Waleed Abul-Khair to 15 years in jail for 'undermining the regime and officials' and 'inciting public opinion'.

Saudi human rights lawyer sentenced to 15 years Marques

The co-founder of the Monitor of Human Rights group in Saudi Arabia was also found guilty of ‘insulting the judiciary’. The court was established in 2008 to deal with terrorist cases. The group he founded and related websites were ordered to be closed, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. His wife Samar Badawi said: ‘He rejected the verdict and refused to submit an appeal because he says this court is not legitimate. He does not see this court as legitimate.’ Source: Yahoo News

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