hat tip-Margo I.

 

Saudi Arabia: Turk barber faces execution for swearing
April 12, 2008 Turkish Daily News
A Turkish barber accused of swearing at God is sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, with his family back in Turkey calling on authorities to intervene. Sabri Bogday from the southern Hatay province went to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia 11 years ago and opened a barbershop.  According to reports, Bogday argued with his neighbor, an Egyptian tailor, and was arrested after the tailor told the police that he had sworn at God. While Bogday has been in prison for the past 13 months, the Egyptian who made the allegation has disappeared.  When he was sentenced to death in the last court session, prison authorities came to his cell and told him to call his family for the last time, the family panicked and is now calling for Turkish authorities to intervene. The family also fears Bogday might be executed before the appeals court deals with the matter.
 

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