Former Imam 10 Years Jail: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the former Imam of Islam’s holiest mosque, the Kaaba, to 10 years in prison. The Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has sentenced Sheikh Saleh Al Talib, the former Imam and preacher of the Holy Mosque, to 10 years in prison. US-based rights group Democracy for the Arab World Now has disclosed this on Monday. According to reports from different rights groups, Sheikh Saleh was taken into custody by Saudi authorities in 2018 without citing any reason.
Former Imam sentenced to 10 years
According to the information, Sheikh Saleh gave a sermon criticizing the Saudi organization General Entertainment Authority (GEA), which controls the entertainment industry, after which he was taken into custody while taking action against him. The court sentenced him to 10 years in prison. A large number of people follow Talib on social media or YouTube and listen to his teachings and Quranic lessons.
Criticism of punishment to former Imam
Former Imam Sheikh Saleh Al Talib has rejected the growing music festivals and festivals in the country, which are against the country’s religious and cultural traditions. Rights groups say that since Mohammed bin Salman took power as Crown Prince, Saudi authorities have detained several famous clerics and imams who have been critical of his reform policies. Several human rights groups and various anti-Saudi media outlets have criticized his sentence.
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