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Palestinian to Appeal Saudi Death Sentence for Poetry

A relative of the Palestinian artist sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy says his defense lawyers plan to appeal. Saudi Arabia's Al-Watan news website quoted Ashraf Fayadh's brother-in-law, Osama Abu Raya, as saying the verdict announced Tuesday is an initial sentence. Defense lawyers have until mid-December to file the appeal.   Fayadh was arrested in January 2014. Al-Watan reported that he was charged with blasphemy, spreading atheism and having long...

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