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Saudi Arabia: Yemeni Blogger Convicted for Supporting LGBT Rights

Click to expand Image Illustration of string sealing person’s lips. © 2020 Malte Mueller / Getty Images (Beirut) – A Saudi court sentenced a Yemeni blogger to jail and then deportation to Yemen for a social media post supporting equal rights for all in Saudi Arabia, Human Rights Watch said today. After a trial in which he was provided no counsel, Mohamad al-Bokari, a Yemeni living in Riyadh, was sentenced on July 20, 2020 to 10 months in prison and a fine of 10,000 Saudi Riyals (US$2,700). Al-Bokari has 30 days to appeal.    The authorities arrested al-Bokari, 29, on April 8 for posting…

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