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If you are in Lagos today, please join Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature Prof. Wole Soyinka and other eminent artists in solidarity with Ashraf Fayadh.

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Events: READING, PERFORMANCES, CONVERSATION(s)

Date: THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016

Time: 4PM

Venue: Freedom Park (Old Colonial Prison Ground),

1 Hospital Road (by Broad Street) Lagos

On Ashraf Fayadh

Ashraf, 35, has been active in the art scene in Saudi Arabia and has organized and curated exhibitions of Saudi art in Europe and Saudi Arabia. A key member of the British-Saudi art organisation Edge of Arabia, he was originally sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes by the general court in Abha, a city in the south-west of the ultraconservative kingdom, in May 2014. But after his appeal was dismissed he was retried recently, and a new panel of judges ruled that his repentance did not prevent his execution.

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