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Malaysia: Hamza Kashgari deported unlawfully, lawyers claim
15 Feb 2012
BY MARTA COOPER

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 conversation between himself and the prophet Mohammed that sparked thousands of responses, including death threats. He was arrested and detained upon his arrival in Malaysia on 9 February.  Kashgari may be accused of apostasy, which is a capital offence in Saudi Arabia.

 

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