Tag: Saudi Arabia

Saudis Sentence Pakistani to Prison and 1,000 Lashes Over Yemen Airstrikes Criticism

Zaid Hamid, a controversial Pakistani political analyst and a blogger, has been reported to be sentenced to prison and 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia. Sporting a cropped white beard and often crowned with a turban, Hamid is a vocal supporter of ISI, Pakistan’s powerful intelligence agency. In his native Pakistan, Hamid is a regular on TV shows, where he has…

Saudi Woman Released After 3 Months in Jail for “Insulting Islam” on Twitter

Suad Al-Shammari, a Saudi blogger and women’s rights activist, was released after 3 months in prison over tweets relating to Islamic religious leaders. Her arrest followed formal complaints by the religious figures, who found the tweets “offensive to Islam and Prophet Mohammad”. The activist has been unfavorable by the Saudi authorities after co-founding the Saudi Liberal Network blog with Raif Badawi. Al-Shammari was arrested in 28 October 2014. She rejected the claims that her…