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Egyptian lawyer sentenced to 20 lashes in Saudi Arabia for 'defaming the king'

Ahmed El-Gizawi, lawyer for recently detained Egyptians, charged with 'defaming' King of Saudi Arabia and sentenced Monday to 20 lashes and one year in jail, while travelling to the gulf country for 'Umrah' pilgrimage

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Apr 2012
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Egyptian lawyer, Ahmed El-Gizawy has been sentenced in absentia to one year in jail and 20 lashes, Monday, for "defaming" King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia during his visit to the gulf country to undertake the Islamic ritual "Umrah."

El-Gizawy is to receive the 20 lashes on Friday.

The Egyptian lawyer was traveling with his family to Jeddah where he was detained on Tuesday, 17 April. El-Gizawy had filled legal cases calling for the release of Egyptians who are currently being held in Saudi Arabia's prisons without court sentences.

So far no official Egyptian government statement has been released commenting on the case.

 

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Abdulrahman Al-Zuhayyan
26-04-2012 02:39am
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Is it a Political or Justice Battle?
Is it a Political or Justice Battle? Egyptians have a perceived notion that they once had a vital role in the political say of the Arab Middle East's affairs that was diminished or even completely lost to the emerging political and economic influence of the Arabian Gulf countries (GCC), specifically, Saudi Arabia. While in reality, Egypt never had that alleged role, it is only a perception. However, a perception is reality that drives that unexplainable behavior of Egyptians towards Saudi government and its people. The Egyptians' allegation is that their political glory that was made by Jamal was lost to Gulf Countries because of oil and that is not true. Egypt was under a combined rule of Mohammad Ali royal family and British rule for century and was ended by the Free Officers Movement in 1953. Jamal Abdulnasser and his officers ascended to power, with Jamal as a president. Egyptian historians mark Jamal's reign as the heydays of Egypt's vital role in this region. Any
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