Saudi sentenced to death for abusing Islam

Man also charged with ripping copy of Holy Koran

A Saudi court sentenced a local man to death after he was found guilty of insulting Islam and its Prophet (PBUH), a newspaper reported on Monday.

The unidentified man, in his 20s, was also charged with ripping a copy of the Holy Quran, filming the act and publishing it on social networks, ‘Sharq’ said.

“The court sentenced the man to beheaded after finding him guilty in those charges,” the paper said in a report from the northeastern town of Hafr Albatin.

It said a three-judge panel issued the death verdict against the defendant but it did not make clear if he can appeal.


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