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Saudi Arabia. 10-year travel ban for freed blogger Raif Badawi | Human Rights News

Badawi, a prominent human rights activist who spent 10 years in prison, was arrested in 2012 and charged with “insulting Islam”. Saudi Arabia has upheld a 10-year travel ban on freed blogger and activist Raif Badawi, who has become a symbol of freedom of expression around the world. Badawi, now 38, arrested and imprisoned in […]

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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi released from prison | Human Rights News

Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, says she spoke to Badawi, who served a 10-year sentence for “insulting Islam”. Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been released from prison in Saudi Arabia after serving a ten-year prison sentence. Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Canada with the couple’s three children, announced the news on Twitter and also […]

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Amnesty calls for the release of a Saudi blogger after his sentence expires

Published on: 05/03/2022 – 09:00 Beirut (AFP) – Amnesty International has called for the release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi after he served his “unjust” 10-year prison sentence this week. The 38-year-old, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and a decade in prison, was “arbitrarily detained solely for freely expressing his views”, according to a […]

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Saudi Arabia: Blogger Raif Badawi still in prison after serving his ten-year sentence

Protesters outside the Saudi Embassy in London in 2015 © Amnesty International A human rights defender was whipped 50 times in a public square in Jeddah in 2015 Authorities have trumpeted ‘reforms’ in the Kingdom as Badawi languishes in jail “Raif Badawi spent a decade behind bars solely for exercising his right to freedom of […]

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Wife hopes Saudi blogger Raif Badawi will be freed soon

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi’s family say they expect him to be released soon as he nears the end of his 10-year sentence for advocating an end to religious influence on public life in Saudi Arabia . Saudi blogger Raif Badawi’s family say they expect him to be released soon as he nears the end of […]

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Ex-Mumford & Sons banjoist turns conservative blogger, somehow contributing even less to society

His new post makes stellar non-points on the Neil Young and Joe Rogan debate Published on February 04, 2022 Winston Marshall – hedge fund baby and former Mumford & Sons banjoist who quit the band over his right-wing political views – has now officially joined the conservative outrage grift, becoming a right-wing columnist for Bari […]