Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SAUDIA ARABIA: Man to be executed for being atheist - CARE2 ONLINE PETITION

Saudi Arabia has condemned a young man to death. His crime? He's an atheist.

Ahmad Al Shamri is a 20-something-year-old in Saudi Arabia who spends time doing what many do  — using social media to share views on life, religion, and the world. But when he revealed online that he was an atheist, the Saudi authorities took notice and immediately came after him.

A Saudi Arabian court first sentenced Mr. Shamri to death in February 2015, but he appealed the verdict and has spent years in prison waiting for the court to overturn the punishment. Now, the Saudi Supreme Court has issued its final verdict: Mr. Shamri will be killed for his beliefs.