Ahmad Al Shamri

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Ahmad Al Shamri
Native name أحمد الشامري
Nationality Saudi Arabian
Known for Alleged apostasy, death sentence

Ahmad Al Shamri is a Saudi dissident facing the death penalty for alleged apostasy and blasphemy.[1][2] 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.[3] In 2015 he was sentenced to death upon conviction of apostasy and blasphemy by a local court.[2] After two appeals his death sentence was upheld, drawing international reactions in both support and opposition to the sentence via the hashtag #مرتد_حفرالباطن.[4]