Death penalty for criticizing Saudi absolute monarchy?

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Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

In Saudi Arabia, the prosecutor has demanded the death penalty against a popular Muslim clergyman. It is not clear why Salman al-Awda has been charged, but according to human rights organizations he is persecuted because of constant criticism of the monarchy. He thinks that it should become more modern.

From Middle East Eye today:

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for Sunni scholar Salman Odah

Known for his progressive views, Odah is the first Sunni scholar to be sentenced to death in crackdown led by Saudi crown prince

A Saudi prosecutor…

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