"There were conflicting accounts about the reason for his arrest. The human rights group said he had previously been sentenced in absentia to a year in prison and a public flogging on charges of insulting the Saudi king.
Saudi officials said he was arrested for smuggling prescription drugs into the country, Reuters reported." Conflicting reports? Come on. It is clear to anyone that the Saudi government is lying about the charge of smuggling and only came up with it days after his arrest and in response to protests in Egypt. I mean, a guy who has been campaigning against human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia decides--while on a religious visit to the country--to smuggle in prescription drugs? There are no conflicting reports about the the arrest. None whatsoever.