Free Al-Baz now!
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On January 17, 2013
- 0 Comments
- Ben Baz, blasphemy, Kuwait
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is outraged to learn about the arrest of Egyptian blogger and atheist Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al-Baz (also known as Ben Baz) in Kuwait for merely exercising his right to free expression, conscience and belief. He has been arrested since 2 January 2013 and charged with blasphemy. There will be a hearing on his case on 28 February 2013.
Al-Baz is in real danger. In May 2012, the Kuwaiti parliament passed new amendments to allow for cruel and inhuman penalties, including long-term imprisonment and death, for blasphemy. Only recently, a man was sentenced to ten years in prison for Twitter blasphemy.
The CEMB condemns the Kuwaiti government’s imprisonment of Al-Baz and calls on the government to immediately and unconditionally release him and all those being held on blasphemy charges.
For more information and to support his case:
Join the Facebook group for the campaign
Support the Facebook page for the campaign
Email Kuwait Ministry of Justice or Kuwait Higher Commission for Human Rights
Read more about him here.
For more information, go to:
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UK
tel: +44 (0) 7719166731