Saudi Arabia

Sentenced to Prison and Lashes for Converting a Woman to Christianity

Prison Bars and Lashes
Two men have been given jail sentences in Saudi Arabia after a court decided they had been behind the conversion of a Saudi woman from her previous Muslim faith to Christianity. One of the men was handed a six year jail sentence while the other must serve two years. They will also be forced to receive public lashes as part of their punishment with one man receiving 300 lashes and the other 200.

Saudi Religious Police Warns that Twitter Users are Condemned to Hell

Twitter Users Condemned to Hell

The Kingdom's concern about Twitter stems from the fact that the social media platform has been made use of to keep people informed of human rights activists on trial. Twitter has been used not only to post tweets about the protests that the Eastern Province witnessed recently, but also to upload images of the human rights activists when the trial was underway in the court.