Ahmad Al Shamri
|Ahmad Al Shamri|
|Native name||أحمد الشامري|
|Known for||Alleged apostasy, death sentence|
Ahmad Al Shamri is a Saudi dissident facing the death penalty for alleged apostasy and blasphemy. He was born in the city of Hafar al-Batin, Saudi Arabia. His case was first brought to religious authorities in 2014 after he allegedly renounced his Islamic faith on social media. In 2015 he was sentenced to death upon conviction of apostasy and blasphemy by a local court. After two appeals his death sentence was upheld, drawing international reactions in both support and opposition to the sentence via the hashtag #مرتد_حفرالباطن.
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- "Man 'sentenced to death' for being an atheist by Saudi Arabia". The Independent. 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
- "Saudi Arabia sentences an atheist to death for uploading a video renouncing Islam and the Prophet Mohammed". The Sun. 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
- "Saudi Man Sentenced to Death for Atheism: Memetic Failsafes". A Tippling Philosopher. 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
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