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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

Saudi Arabia

Court upholds 10-year sentence for Saudi cyber-activist

Badawi is the co-founder of the website Liberal Saudi Network, an online discussion forum aimed at encouraging political and social debate in (...)

Published on 30 September 2014 Read

Saudi Arabia

Seven-year jail term for Saudi photographer

Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail term that a Jeddah criminal court specializing in national security and terrorism passed (...)

Published on 24 July 2014 Read

Saudi Arabia

Long jail terms for two more Saudi human rights defenders

“These human rights defenders are paying a high price for their commitment to the fundamental freedom flouted by the Saudi regime,” said Reporters (...)

Published on 8 July 2014 Read

Saudi Arabia

Cyber crime law used again to silence dissident voices

A Riyadh court sentenced Fawzan Al-Harbi, a founding member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) which records abuses by (...)

Published on 1 July 2014 Read

Saudi Arabia

Jailed and on trial for reporting human rights violations

The Saudi authorities are persecuting Waleed Abu Al-Khair for running the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (MHRSA), an organization he (...)

Published on 20 June 2014 Read

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