Saudi Arabia releases Shia cleric Tawfiq Al-Amer

      Published on Tuesday, 21 May , 2019      614 Views     
Saudi Arabia releases Shia cleric Tawfiq Al-Amer

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Saudi Arabia on Saturday released Shia cleric Tawfiq Al-Amer from prison after he completed his eight-year jail term, Arabi21 reported.

Al-Amer was arrested in 2011 on the grounds that he delivered speeches which incited against the Saudi ruling regime.

Supporters of Al-Amer said that he arrived in Al-Ahsa Governorate after leaving the Riyadh prison.

In August 2014, he was sentenced to eight years in prison and handed a ten-year travel ban which comes in to affect after his release, in addition to a ban on delivering sermons.

He was convicted of slander against the ruling regime and abuse of the faith, stirring up sectarian strife and calling for change in a series of sermons delivered in 2011.

Category Saudi News | 2019/05/21 latest update at 10:00 PM
Source : MEMO | Photocredit : Google
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