12 Feb '12, 8am

M'sia "deports Saudi journalist"

M'sia "deports Saudi journalist"

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Sunday deported a young Saudi journalist who is wanted in his home country over a Twitter post about the Prophet Mohammed that sparked calls for his execution, an official said. Hamza Kashgari, who was detained in Malaysia during the week after fleeing Saudi Arabia, left the country in the custody of Saudi officials, a Malaysian government official told AFP. "He has been deported. He was picked up by Saudi officials at the airport," said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity. Kashgari fled to Muslim-majority Malaysia after making comments on the microblogging site deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, which fuelled a surge of outrage. Insulting the prophet is considered blasphemous in Islam and is a crime punishable by death in Saudi Arabia. Malaysia's government would not immediately confirm Hamza's deportation, but a Home Ministry s...

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