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Monday, May 13, 2013

Two men convicted in Saudi Arabia for helping a woman to convert to Christianity

Two men have been sentenced to prison terms and flogging in Saudi Arabia after a court finds themguilty of helping a young person to become a Christian and flee the country, reports Sunday newspaper Al HayatThe criminal court of the city of Al Jabar sentences issued Saturdaysix years in prison and 300 lashes for one of the suspects, Lebanese nationals, while the other, with Saudi passport, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment and 200 lashes. condemned Both have already expressed their intention to appeal the judgmentThis case came to light last year when media reported the story of the woman known as "the girl from Al Jabar", which is currently unaccounted for after having left their country and allegedly visited Baréin and Lebanon. His father denounced the two men for allegedly having persuaded to convert to Christianity and of having allowed the exit of the Kingdom on a false passport. During the trial, the progenitor of the former presented as evidence thetestimony of girl friends , and one of the defendants admitted possessing some belongings that she left before leaving Saudi Arabia. The Saudi kingdom is one of the countries most conservative of the Muslim world, which applies a strict version and stickler of Islam.

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