Saudi Arabia, a place where one can still visit the seventh century and not be in a museum.
Being critical of Muslim officials or Islam itself is enough for an individual never to see the light of day, add the charge of rejecting Islam, then it’s lights out.
NOTE: Why is that Saudi Arabia is never the target of the Left for boycott or sanctions?
HRW: Saudi website editor could face death for apostasy
RIYADH – The editor of a Saudi Arabian website could be sentenced to death after a judge cited him for apostasy and moved his case to a higher court, the monitoring group Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.
Raif Badawi, who started the Free Saudi Liberals website to discuss the role of religion in Saudi Arabia, was arrested in June, Human Rights Watch said.
Badawi had initially been charged with the less serious offense of insulting Islam through electronic channels, but at a December 17 hearing a judge referred him to a more senior court and recommended he be tried for apostasy, the monitoring group said.
Apostasy, the act of changing religious affiliation, carries an automatic death sentence in Saudi Arabia, along with crimes including blasphemy.
Badawi’s website included articles that were critical of senior religious figures, the monitoring group said.