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Malaysia: Saudi writer arrested for blasphemy over Mohammed tweets
10 Feb 2012
BY ALICE PURKISS

A Saudi journalist was arrested in Malaysia on Wednesday night after a request by Interpol on behalf of Saudi authorities. Hamza Kashgari tweeted a mock conversation between himself and the prophet Mohammed last week, and fled the kingdom after he received thousands of death threats. Kashgari was en route to New Zealand when he was arrested. Saudi Arabia is seeking his extradition in order to try him for blasphemy.

3 responses to “Malaysia: Saudi writer arrested for blasphemy over Mohammed tweets”

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