King Abdullah: Immediately release journalist Hamza Kashgari
  • Petitioned Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

This petition was delivered to:

Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia
Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States
Adel A. Al-Jubeir
King of Saudi Arabia
Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations
H.E. Abdullah Y. Al-Mouallimi

King Abdullah: Immediately release journalist Hamza Kashgari

    1. Rainer Ebert
    2. Petition by

      Rainer Ebert

      Houston, TX

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November 2013

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Rainer Ebert: The Saudi government's reasons for releasing Hamza Kashgari are unknown, but we hope that the pressure created by this petition played a role.

After receiving numerous death threats following statements about the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) he had posted on Twitter, 23-year old journalist Hamza Kashgari left Saudi Arabia for Malaysia on February 6, 2012. Prominent clerics deemed Mr. Kashgari's statements to be insulting towards the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) and called for him to be tried for apostasy, which is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia. Malaysia denied Mr. Kashgari's request for political asylum and deported him back to Saudi Arabia on February 12.

Mr. Kashgari is in custody in Saudi Arabia right now and could face the death penalty if he is charged with apostasy.

Details about the case are available from a wide range of news sources:

http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/02/13/saudi-arabia-writer-faces-apostasy-trial%20

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/world/asia/malaysia-detains-saudi-over-twitter-posts-on-prophet.html

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE23/002/2012/en/3d97adea-6c10-4b82-976d-f0bfd926776f/mde230022012en.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/12/malaysia-deports-saudi-journalist-prophet

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9077491/Malaysia-deports-Saudi-blogger-despite-fear-of-execution.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/02/201221261818596507.html

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/saudi-journalist-faces-trial-over-tweets-0022055

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamza_Kashgari

By sharing his thoughts about the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) on Twitter, Mr. Kashgari peacefully exercised his right to freedom of expression. We call on King Abdullah to show mercy, release Mr. Kashgari and allow him to leave the Kingdom. We further ask the government of Saudi Arabia to provide adequate protection to Mr. Kashgari while on Saudi Arabian soil.

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بعد استقبال عدد من التهديدات بالقتل بعد تصريحات عن النبي محمد (صلى الله عليه و سلم) تم نشرها على تويتر، الصحفي حمزة كشغري ذو الثالثة و العشرين من العمر غادر السعودية الى ماليزيا يوم ٦ فبراير ٢٠١٢. علماء مسلمين بارزين قرروا ان تصريحات حمزة كشغري مهينة تجاه النبي و طالبوا بمحاكمته بتهمة الردة، و التي عقوبتها الموت في السعودية. ماليزيا منعت طلب كشغري في اللجوء السياسي و رحلوه الى السعودية يوم ١٢ فبراير. كشغري تحت حبس السلطات السعودية في الوقت الحاضر و قد يواجه عقوبة الموت اذا وجد مذنباً بتهمة الردة.

تفاصيل القضية موجودة في الروابط التالية:

http://www.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CC12C3D7-3369-4DEA-9306-181FA13B3F44.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arabic/middleeast/2012/02/120213_saudi_kashgari_arrest.shtml

http://tinyurl.com/france24kashgari

http://arabic.cnn.com/2012/middle_east/2/14/saudi.humanrights/index.html

http://tinyurl.com/wikikashgari

بنشر خواطره تجاه النبي على تويتر، كشغري مارس حقه بحرية التعبير سلمياً. نناشد خادم الحرمين الملك عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز بالرأفة بحمزة و اطلاق سراحه. نناشد ايضا حكومة المملكة بحماية حمزة خلال وجوده في السعودية.

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    • al kenani 00964, IRAQ
      • 6 months ago

      King Abdullah: Immediately release journalist Hamza Kashgari

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    • Eleanor French BUNBURY, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      Executing someone just because they don't believe exactly what you want them to is just plain wrong, and everybody knows it.

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    • Olena Zavizion ORLANDO, FL
      • 7 months ago

      Please allow anyone to leave the country who doesn't agree with the beliefs.

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      • 7 months ago

      love

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    • Jasbir Singh BALTIMORE, MD
      • 7 months ago

      JOURNALIST ARE THE ONES WHO BRING OUT THE TRUTH.

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