Reporters Without Borders

Previously unpublished “Saudi cables”

Saudi Arabia

Saudi court shows contempt for human dignity in Badawi case

The decision testifies to the Saudi regime’s contempt for human dignity and indifference to international outrage. The court also confirmed Raif (...)

Published on 7 June 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

“Raif Badawi’s detention is an insult to intelligence and freedom”

Now residing in Canada with her three children, Ensaf Haidar is currently on a European tour to draw public attention to her husband’s plight and (...)

Published on 29 May 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Hollande urged to take firm official position on Saudi blogger

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges French President François Hollande to officially request Saudi blogger Raif Badawi’s release during a two-day (...)

Published on 4 May 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger

Badawi could easily be flogged again tomorrow (Friday), while his wife has reported that he is to be retried by Saudi Arabia’s supreme court. A (...)

Published on 26 March 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Concern about blogger’s condition after second flogging postponed

Sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes last November, the young blogger was due to receive the second round of 50 lashes after Friday (...)

Published on 16 January 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Saudi netizen’s whipping could begin Friday

Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly condemned the barbaric nature of this punishment ever since Badawi was sentenced to ten years in prison (...)

Published on 8 January 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

RWB appeals to King Abdullah to pardon jailed citizen-journalist

At the end of an unfair trial, a Riyadh court sentenced Badawi on 1 September to ten years in prison, a fine of 1 million riyals, and a ban on (...)

Published on 9 December 2014 Read

Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities continue witchhunt against netizens

Mikhlif Al-Shammari, a well-known writer and activist who has been the target of repeated judicial persecution, was sentenced on 3 November by a (...)

Published on 12 November 2014 Read

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