Saudi Arabia to sue Twitter user who called Palestinian poet's death sentence 'ISIS-like'

By REUTERS
December 3, 2015 16:19

 
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Saudi Arabia's justice ministry plans to sue a Twitter user who compared the death sentence handed down on Friday to a Palestinian poet to the punishments meted out by Islamic State, a major government-aligned newspaper reported last week.

"The justice ministry will sue the person who described ... the sentencing of a man to death for apostasy as being 'ISIS-like'," the newspaper Al-Riyadh quoted a source in the justice ministry as saying.

The source did not identify the Twitter user or the possible penalty.

Last week, a Saudi Arabian court sentenced Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy - abandoning his Muslim faith - according to trial documents seen by Human Rights Watch.

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