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The execution sentence of Palestinian poet and artist ASHRAF FAYADH was overturned in February 2016. 

Fayadh (left) pictured here with  British artist Stephen Stapleton (right), founder of Edge of Arabia, in Abha, Saudi Arabia, 2004. 

Courtesy Ahmed Mater.

On February 2, a court in Saudi Arabia reversed the death sentence for Ashraf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet, artist and curator affiliated with the British-Saudi contemporary art group Edge of Arabia.

Since January 1, 2014, Ashraf Fayadh has been imprisoned by the religious police (mutaween) in the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…

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