Saudi Arabia

Australian man Mansor Almaribe sentenced to 500 lashes for blasphemy in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced an Australian man to 500 lashes and a year in jail for alleged blasphemy. Mansor Almaribe is accused of insulting the companions of the Prophet Muhammad while making a pilgrimage earlier this year.

The precise nature of the 45-year-old’s alleged blasphemy have not been revealed, but family members say he was reading and praying when he was arrested. He was initially sentenced to 500 lashes and two years in jail, but the jail term was subsequently reduced.

His family say that he has a bad back and that the 500 lashes could kill him. The Australian consulate has been in contact with the Saudi authorities to try to secure leniency, but so far it would appear that the government aims to make Mansor Almaribe an example of how it treats foreigners.


About Michael R. Gideon

Writer, teacher, dog walker, guitarist, husband, father, reader, journalist etc. I mainly write at 100gf | Politics and Computers, but occasionally at other sites such as TV Vomit and Indie Bookspot. My Google Plus profile.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

For the latest news

Follow 100gf on Twitter

Subscribe to 100gf | Politics and Computers. Warning: Usually more than 30 posts per day!

%d bloggers like this: