Saudi Muslim Converted To Christianity Goes Missing

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(NOTE: Real name of Saudi man withheld for the sake of his security)

A Saudi Muslim converted to Christianity goes missing.

Saudi Christian man missing
Saudi Christian man missing

Al-Asheikh a Saudi Muslim who converted to Christianity has been abducted from his flat and taken back to Saudi Arabia.

He arrived in Christchurch about five years ago on a Saudi Government scholarship to study English, moved to Dunedin after the earthquakes and then returned to Christchurch, converting to Christianity and applied for asylum. He was granted refugee status on the grounds that he would be persecuted in Saudi Arabia, and told friends he was terrified he would be kidnapped and forced to return.