Hamza Kashgari is a 23-year old Saudi writer and blogger. In February 2012, after receiving numerous death threats he fled from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia amid possible apostasy and blasphemy charges for comments deemed as insulting the Prophet Mohammad that he posted on Twitter. After a few days, Malaysian authorities deported him back to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s highest official clerics have declared Kashgari guilty of apostasy based on his now-deleted tweets and called for him to be put to death. He remains in detention in Jeddah awaiting formal charges and a trial.
Hamza Kashgari has been RELEASED.
Advocate: Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA, Ret.)