Last Update 17:5
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

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
Views: 3391
Views: 3391

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.


Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

Abdulrahman Al-Zuhayyan
26-04-2012 02:39am
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
Comment's Title

© 2010 Ahram Online.