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Saudi Arabia: Popular sci-fi novel banned

3 December 2013

A top selling Saudi Arabian science fiction novel has been removed from book shops across the country.

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On 26 November 2013 representatives from the country’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice — the Haya’a — raided several bookshops selling the novel ‘H W J N’ by Ibraheem Abbas and Yasser Bahjatt’s, demanding it’d be taken off the shelves.

The science fiction novel was one of the country’s top-sellers since its release late April 2013.

A source who wishes to remain anonymous said the book is charged with “blasphemy and devil-worshiping”.


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Artsfex partner Index on Censorship reported this on: www.indexoncensorship.org


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