Freedom for Hamza Kashgari!

On 12 February, Malaysian police deported 23 year old Saudi columnist Hamza Kashgari, who fled Saudi Arabia after making comments on Twitter claimed by some to be “insulting” to the prophet Muhammad.

There have been widespread calls from Islamists for his execution — and in Saudi Arabia, blasphemy is punishable by death.

Theocratic regimes like Saudi Arabia will not tolerate the most basic freedom of thought and expression. We defend the right of everyone in the world to freely express their views, including to criticise religion.

We condemn the Malaysian government for handing over Kashgari to the Saudi authorities. We demand that the Saudi authorities do not harm him in any way. We will campaign internationally to protect Kashgari and expose any harm done to him.

To join our campaign please sign this statement by sending your or your organisation’s name to: kashgaricampaign@yahoo.com

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