No Extradition for Saudi Journalist

Journalist Hamza Kashgari is under threat. The blogger and journalist fled to Malaysia from Saudi Arabia on February 8 after tweets he wrote about the Prophet Mohammed provoked clerics to demand he be tried for apostasy and members of the public to call for his murder. After arriving in Malaysia on his way to a third country, however, he was arrested by security officials at Kuala Lumpur airport, according to a report from Human Rights Watch. Kashgari is currently under threat of extradition to Saudi Arabia.

As a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Malaysian government has committed to upholding the highest standards of human rights. Extraditing Mr. Kashgari to Saudi Arabia will undoubtedly result in his death and is therefore constitutes a serious violation of Malaysia’s commitments to the international community.

We need you to write to the Malaysian Prime Minister, demanding Kashgari's immediate release from detention and and immediate stop to all extradition proceedings. It's time to let the Malaysian government know that the world is watching.

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