Sunday, June 26, 2016

IHEU reads poem banned in Saudi for ‘apostasy’ to delegates at UN

The ongoing case of Palestinian poet, Ashraf Fayadh, who is currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia.

The latest in a series of trials and results has seen the sentence commuted from beheading to eight years imprisonment with 800 lashes for ‘apostasy’. The charges include “spreading atheism” and insulting “the divine self”.

Ashraf Fayadh, a poet currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia.

On Thursday 23/06/2016 at the United Nations, the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s (IHEU) director of advocacy, Elizabeth O’Casey, read out a poem that is banned in Saudi Arabia on the grounds of ‘apostasy.’ The poem was delivered in front of the delegation from Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Human Rights Council.

Read the full story on:-