Christian Conversion Of Woman In Saudi Arabia Results In Lashing And Prison Sentence For Lebanese And Saudi Men

Angus McDowall, Worldwide Religious News, May 14

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two men to lashes and prison terms for converting a woman to Christianity and helping her flee the conservative Islamic kingdom, the Saudi Gazette reported on Monday.

A Lebanese man was sentenced to six years in prison and 300 lashes for converting the woman, while a Saudi man was sentenced to two years and 200 lashes for aiding her escape abroad, the English-language daily said. It added that the pair had challenged the verdict and would appeal.

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