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Man sentenced to death for insulting Islam, ripping up Quran

Reports say the unidentified man, in his 20s, was also charged with ripping a copy of the Holy Koran, filming the act and publishing it on social networks

A Saudi court sentenced a local man to death after he was found guilty of insulting Islam and its Prophet, a newspaper reported on Monday.

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Reports say the unidentified man, in his 20s, was also charged with ripping a copy of the Holy Koran, filming the act and publishing it on social networks, ‘Sharq’ said.

“The court sentenced the man to beheaded after finding him guilty in those charges,” the paper said in a report from the northeastern town of Hafr Albatin.It said a three-judge panel issued the death verdict against the defendant but it did not make clear if he can appeal.

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