Category : Hamza Kashgari

Saudi blogger held for “blasphemy” released after almost two years in jail

alt informationHamza Kashgari was detained for 625 days for tweeting a mock conversation between himself and the prophet Mohammed. Milana Knezevic reports

Saudi journalist facing the death penalty for his tweets reportedly to be released

A Saudi journalist facing the death penalty for a series of tweets deemed to be blasphemous is reportedly to be released. Hamza Kashgari, who fled his own country after tweeting a conversation between himself and the prophet Mohammed which sparked calls for his death, is expected to be released in the coming weeks to face a “light […]

The mysterious case of Hamza Kashgari

In deporting Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari for his blasphemous tweets, the Malaysian government prioritised diplomacy, even if it might ultimately cost the columnist his life, argues Malik Imtiaz Sarwar

Myriam Francois-Cerrah: Hamza Kashgari targeted under guise of “religious offence”

Saudi Arabia: Hamza Kashgari “repents”, family member says

Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari has repented for his tweets deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, according to a family member. They said Kashgari, 23, “has affirmed to his family that he stands by his repentance, that he has made a mistake and regrets it.” The newspaper columnist fled Saudi Arabia after tweeting a mock conversation between himself and […]

Malaysia: Hamza Kashgari deported unlawfully, lawyers claim

Lawyers representing Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari have said there are no immigration records of his deportation from Malaysia last Sunday, suggesting the columnist may have been sent back to his native country in violation of international laws and that the Malaysian government may have acted in contempt of court. 23-year-old Kashgari fled Saudi Arabia after tweeting a mock […]

“Interpol is meant to be tackle serious crime, not act as the little helper for régimes that want to kill journalists”

The global police organisation went beyond its remit in pursuing Saudi Arabian journalist Hamza Kashgari, says Denis MacShane MP. Now we must ensure the kingdom's authorities respect free speech

Hamza Kashgari targeted under guise of “religious offence”

Following the deportation of Hamza Kashgari to Saudi Arabia where he faces the death penalty, Myriam Francois-Cerrah explores the real reason the journalist is being targeted

Malaysia: Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari deported

Malaysian authorities have deported a Saudi journalist accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed on Twitter, it was reported today. Newspaper columnist Hamza Kashgari fled Saudi Arabia after tweeting a mock conversation between himself and the prophet Mohammed last week that sparked thousands of responses, including death threats. He was arrested and detained upon his arrival in Malaysia last […]

Malaysia: Saudi writer arrested for blasphemy over Mohammed tweets

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. […]