Turkish man in S Arabia returning to Turkey after pardon

The Turkish Embassy in Riyadh said on Monday that Sabri Bogday would return to Turkey by the first plane from Jeddah to Istanbul.

Turkish man in S Arabia returning to Turkey after pardon

A Turkish citizen who was sentenced to capital punishment in Saudi Arabia but released later, is returning to Turkey.

The Turkish Embassy in Riyadh said on Monday that Sabri Bogday would return to Turkey by the first plane from Jeddah to Istanbul.

Bogday was released after a court in Jeddah accepted his repentance early in January.

Bogday was arrested after a quarrel with a neighbor in 2007 and sentenced to beheading on May 1, 2008 on charges of "swearing at the God and the Prophet".

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan held telephone conversations with King Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and asked the King to pardon him.


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Last Mod: 26 Ocak 2009, 11:22
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