Saudi professor sentenced to 5 years for dissent

Saeed bin Mubarak al-Zaeer, a 57-year-old university professor, was sentenced Sunday by a Saudi court to 5 years in prison for the charges of "sowing dissent and inciting sedition...."

Al-Zaeer was arrested in April after appearing on Al-Jazeera television and comparing US killings of Iraqi citizens to the terrorist acts of Osama bin Laden (BBC profile here). Al-Zaeer's son was arrested in May for protesting the arrest of his father. AP has more.

 

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