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Saudi Arabia To Sue a Twitter User

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Saudi Arabia has justice ministry plans to sue a Twitter user who compared the death sentence handed down to a Palestinian poet to the punishments meted out by ISIS.

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A Saudi Arabian court sentenced Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy – abandoning his Muslim faith. The justice ministry will sue the person who described … the sentencing of a man to death for apostasy as being `ISIS-like.’ According to ministry of Justice, ‘Questioning the fairness of the courts is to question the justice of the Kingdom and its judicial system based on Islamic law, which guarantees rights and ensures human dignity.twitter

In 2014, a Saudi court in Riyadh sentenced three lawyers to up to eight years in jail after they criticized the justice ministry on Twitter.