Saudi Arabia

Brickbat: The King and I


A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced Muhammad al-Ghamdi to death after finding him guilty of "describing the King or the Crown Prince in a way that undermines religion or justice," "supporting a terrorist ideology," "communication with a terrorist entity," and publishing false news "with the intention of executing a terrorist crime." Al-Ghamdi, a 54-year-old retired teacher, posted five tweets criticizing corruption and human rights violations in Saudi Arabia.