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Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars charged with ‘terrorism’ after Ramadan

Three prominent and moderate scholars held by Riyadh on multiple charges of terrorism will be executed shortly after Ramadan, reported the the Middle East Eye. 

According to the report, the most prominent of these is Sheikh Salman al-Odah, an internationally renowned scholar known for his comparatively progressive views in the Islamic world on Sharia and homosexuality.

Odah was arrested in September 2017 shortly after tweeting a prayer for reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbour Qatar, three months after Riyadh launched a blockade on the emirate.

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