Saudi Arabian Reformist Calls For An End To Political Repression . . . Saudi Court Responds By Jailing Him And Banning Him From Writing


Sometimes when you “Call For” something, it doesn’t actually happen. Often “Denouncing” has the same meaningless effect.

JONATHAN TURLEY

200px-Coat_of_arms_of_Saudi_Arabia.svgSaudi Arabia’s medieval legal system is back in the news with another attack on free speech and free thought. A Saudi reformist writer, Zuhair Kutbi, has been jailed for four years and banned from writing for his calls to reform the Kingdom. Kubti had called fellow intellectuals “cowards” in failing to stand up for reforms. Rather than engage Kubti in debate over its alleged racist and repressive elements, the response of the Kingdom was to jail him and ban him from writing for 15 years.

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1 Response to Saudi Arabian Reformist Calls For An End To Political Repression . . . Saudi Court Responds By Jailing Him And Banning Him From Writing

  1. Toastrider says:

    Welcome to the Magic Kingdom, as one now-retired Saudi blogger called it.

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