- Pakistani government
JEDDAH – The Saudi court sentenced Pakistani commentator Zaid Hamid to eight years and 1200 whips’ over criticizing Saudi government, reported by private TV channel.
According to reports, Zaid Hamid was arrested during a private tour of Saudi Arabia with his wife. Officials said that Zaid spoke against the Saudi government two weeks ago in a ceremony speech. Saudi court convicted Zaid Hamid sentenced to eight years in prison and a thousand lashes.
This is totally unacceptable & against freedom of expression.
Saudi Arabia cannot arrest Pakistani citizens.
We demand from Pakistani government, UN & European Union to ask the Saudi goverment about the brutal punishment of Pakistani analyst Zaid Hamid's sentence of 8 years in jail & 1200 lashes, just because of his anti Saudi analysis!
The Free Pakistani political analyst Zaid Hamid petition to Pakistani government was written by Fizza Rizvi and is in the category Government at GoPetition.