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Around The World: Atheist Sentenced To Death In Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian monarchy is punishing another citizen for choosing to leave Islam for atheism, continuing its streak of enforcing the harshest blasphemy laws in the world.

In April, Saudi Arabia sentenced Ahmad Al-Shamri, who was arrested in 2014, to death after years of Al-Shamri’s appealing the decision. Al-Shamri was charged with atheism and blasphemy after videos of him questioning Islam surfaced on social media years ago. The same year of Al-Shamri’s arrest, the Saudi Arabian king declared atheists “terrorists.”