Ashraf Fayadh friends and family say that the poet—who is accused of apostasy and writing love poems that were allegedly anti-Islamic—is formally fighting his sentence.
Meanwhile, in Russia...
Ashraf Fayadh er anklaget for blasfemi, for at have skrevet en bog, som angiveligt indeholder ateistiske tekster, og for at have ytret blasfemiske kommentarer på en café i 2013.
It was chosen, the Oxford Dictionary announced, "as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood and preoccupations of 2015.”
Soon after Ashraf Fayadh exposed an instance of police brutality in Saudi Arabia, he was arrested and imprisoned for having a messy coiffe.
They jailed an artist for it under the pretence that he'd broken the law by having long hair.