Ashraf Fayadh has been accused of apostasy and is facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia. Human rights groups say the charges are related to his poetry. DW-TV went to visit Fayadh’s sister.
The Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh has been sentenced to death for apostasy. In the eyes of Saudi authorities, his involvement in the international art scene may have made him suspicious.
Ashraf Fayadh was arrested for apostasy in Saudi Arabia last year and has subsequently been sentenced to death. Now, writers in more than 120 countries are taking part in an initative to support the artist and poet.
The hashtag #SueMeSaudi is soaring after a source at the Saudi Arabian justice ministry reportedly said he would sue a Twitter user who compared Saudi Arabia to the terror group 'Islamic State.'
American Adam Coogle, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, voices some stark criticisms of Saudi-Arabia and its human rights record in an interview with DW's Nina Werkhäuser.
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