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Saudi atheist sentenced to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes

A resident of Saudi Arabia was sentenced to ten years in prison for promoting atheism and ridiculing Islam. He was also appointed as the penalty of two thousand lashes and was fined 20,000 rials (about 5.3 thousand USD).

The name of the convicted person is not called, reports the Independent. The basis for the court records was in microblog Twitter. These records denied the existence of God, ridiculed the Koran, blamed all the prophets in lies and inciting hatred.

At the trial he declared his atheism and refused to «repent» on it, emphasizing that the record reflect his opinion. A few years ago in Saudi Arabia, atheism was equated to terrorism.

We will remind, earlier the big scandal is another similar sentence in Saudi Arabia. Raif Badawi, who for four years led the opposition blog, was arrested in 2012. In may 2014, the Shariah court convicted him of insulting Islam. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, a thousand lashes and fined one million rials.

In 2015 Badawi several times taken out on the square in Jeddah, to inflict 50 lashes.

Saudi atheist sentenced to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes 28.02.2016

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