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Saudi Arabia frees blogger Raif Badawi after 10 years in prison – JURIST

The Saudi government on Friday released blogger and human rights activist Raif Badawi after a 10-year prison sentence, his wife Ensaf Haider confirmed. Badawi founded an online forum, “Free Saudi Liberals”, which encouraged discussion of secularism and liberal religious practices. His writings were also critical of the Islamic clergy. He was arrested in June 2012 […]

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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 reportedly freed after ten years in prison :: WRAL.com

By The Associated Press MONTREAL – Saudi blogger and activist Raif Badawi, whose conviction sparked widespread international outrage, was released on Friday after a decade in prison for criticizing the country’s conservative religious establishment, his Quebec-based wife confirmed. Ensaf Haidar, who lives with the couple’s three children in the city of Sherbrooke, tweeted that the […]

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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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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi released after 10 years in prison

Published on: 03/11/2022 – 19:10 Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been released from prison in Saudi Arabia after serving a 10-year sentence for advocating an end to religious influence in public life, his wife announced on Friday. “Raif called me. He is free,” his wife Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Canada with their children, told […]

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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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British man convicted of plotting to kill exiled Pakistani blogger | News | DW

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has welcomed the conviction by a British court of a British supermarket worker for his involvement in a plot to kill self-exiled Pakistani political blogger Ahmad Waqas Goraya, saying it could be a “historical judgment”. Muhammed Gohir Khan, 31, was found guilty on Friday of being a hitman recruited to kill […]

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Watchdog says Uzbekistan failed to investigate alleged mistreatment of jailed blogger

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Uzbek authorities have failed to investigate allegations of ill-treatment and torture of Uzbek Muslim blogger Fozilxoja Orifxojaev in prison. Orifxojaev, known for his articles criticizing the Central Asian nation’s authoritarian government for its restrictive religious policies, was sentenced on January 26 to 7 and a half years in prison in […]

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Uzbek blogger jailed for Facebook post

A court in Uzbekistan has sentenced a Muslim blogger to seven and a half years in prison for what many people do every day: posting an innocuous message on Facebook. On January 26, the Almazar District Criminal Court in Tashkent found Muslim blogger and government spokesperson Fazilhoja Arifhojaev guilty of threatening public safety by reposting […]

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Pakistani blogger Ahmad Waqass Goraya’s murder conspiracy trial closed, jury to deliberate on evidence

NNA | Update: January 28, 2022 2:45 a.m. STI London [UK], Jan 28 (ANI): The trial of 31-year-old British-Pakistani man Muhammad Gohir Khan, accused of plotting to kill Dutch-based blogger and activist Ahmad Waqass Goraya, ended on Wednesday in Kingston-upon. -Thames Crown Court when both parties have concluded their arguments.The jury will now deliberate on […]

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Victim of torture, a blogger continues to fight for human rights in Pakistan

Even in exile, Salman Haider continued to use social media to oppose Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and defend human rights. After being tortured for 21 days in Pakistan, blogger and poet Salman Haider finally feels comfortable in Canada – at least enough to share the saga that brought him here, a place with notable press freedom […]

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Pak’s silence on blogger murder plot raises questions about his human rights stance

NNA | Update: January 25, 2022 9:34 a.m. STI Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan 25 (ANI): Pakistan’s deafening silence over revelations made in a British court in the case of British-Pakistani man Muhammad Gohir Khan, accused of conspiring to kill the Dutch-based blogger and activist. Bas, Ahmad Waqass Goraya, raised serious questions about the country’s position on […]

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British blogger’s prank shows how much the West’s ‘Chinese experts’ really know about China

Curt McArdle holding his Social Security card Photo: Courtesy of McArdle People who continue to make China-related threats in TV interviews or write comments to promote anti-China sentiments, or advise Western governments on China policies, do they really know anything about China? ? Or at least know how to understand the information about China that […]

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Health fears of Australian blogger detained in China for three years for espionage

People walk past one of the entrances to the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court, where Australian writer Yang Hengjun is set to stand trial for espionage, in Beijing, China May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The Australian government and […]

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London ‘hitman’ on trial for conspiracy to kill Pakistani blogger | India is blooming

London: A man has gone on trial in the UK after being accused of plotting to kill a Pakistani blogger living in the Netherlands, media reported on Friday. A court heard that Muhammad Gohir Khan, 31, had been hired as a “hitman” by figures believed to be based in Pakistan, reports the BBC. He was […]

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Belarusian blogger sentenced to 3 years in prison for “insulting” Lukashenko

A Belarusian blogger was sentenced to three years in prison for “insulting” Alexander Lukashenko for writing in an article that the authoritarian leader of the country was “illegitimate” amid a wave of protests against the results of the presidential election of last year that opposition figures say was rigged. A court in the western city […]

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Egypt sentences blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in prison

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced three prominent human rights activists to prison for spreading false news and undermining state security. Cairo state security court sentenced activist and software developer Alaa Abdel-Fattah, who was a leading figure in the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to five years in prison . “The […]

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Belarusian court sentences blogger to 18 months for blocking traffic during protest

MINSK – A court in Minsk has sentenced a blogger to 18 months in a maximum-security penal colony for her participation in protests against the government of authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Among the charges for disturbing public order in August 2020, Volha Takarchuk, 36-year-old blogger and mother of two young children, allegedly “blocked traffic” and […]

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Siarhei Tsikhanoski: From blogger to activist to political prisoner? | Europe | News and events from across the continent | DW

Belarusian video blogger Siarhei Tsikhanoski has been in pre-trial detention for more than 18 months. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison for organizing mass unrest and inciting social hatred. The emergence of Tsikhanosky on the Belarusian political scene in the spring of 2020 surprised many in the country. In May 2020, […]

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Belarusian blogger Losik and co-defendants face verdict

The verdict and sentences of the closed-door trial of famous Belarusian blogger and RFE / RL consultant Ihar Losik and a group of co-defendants are to be announced on December 14 in Homel, in the south-east of the country. Losik, video blogger Syarhey Tsikhanouski and several other defendants, including former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich, have […]

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Vietnam: Prominent Free Blogger | Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Vietnamese authorities should drop all criminal charges against prominent human rights activist and blogger Pham Doan Trang and release her immediately, Human Rights Watch said today. On December 14, 2021, a Hanoi court is to bring her to justice for “propaganda against the state of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under article […]

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Uzbekistan: Muslim blogger faces 8 years in prison for social media post

Fazilhoja Arifhojaev faces public security threat charges based on an innocuous social media post about whether it is appropriate for a Muslim to congratulate non-Muslims on their religious holidays. This statement was originally posted on hrw.org on December 9, 2021. Drop unfounded charges, free blogger, defend freedom of expression A Muslim blogger from Uzbekistan who […]

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Prime Minister Imran Khan finally meets the family of missing blogger Mudassar Naru

Prime Minister Imran Khan met the family of missing blogger Mudassar Mehmood Naaru in Islamabad. Mudassar Naru’s parents and his son met the Prime Minister in his office. Federal Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari and Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Javed Khan also attended the meeting. The Prime Minister assured the family that all […]

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HRW urges Tashkent to release Muslim blogger detained on “false accusations”

Human Rights Watch called the Uzbek authorities to immediately release the Muslim blogger Fozilxoja Orifxojaev, who has been “in arbitrary detention for five months”, accused of having threatened public security because of a publication on social networks. He faces an eight-year prison sentence. Orifxojaev, a 41-year-old Tashkent-based blogger known for his criticism of the Uzbek […]

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Uzbekistan: Muslim blogger faces eight years in prison

(Berlin) – A Muslim blogger from Uzbekistan, arbitrarily detained for five months, has been charged with undermining public security with a potential sentence of eight years in prison, for an innocuous social media post, Human Rights said Watch today. Police first detained Fazilhoja Arifhojaev on June 28, 2021, on charges of petty hooliganism, for which […]

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Belarus accuses Russian girlfriend of dissident blogger of “incitement to hatred”

Belarus officially indicted Russian girlfriend of dissident Belarusian blogger more than six months after authorities forced down a commercial jet flying over Belarusian airspace to stop the couple. Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko sparked a barrage of international criticism and new rounds of sanctions against his besieged country after authorities forced a Ryanair plane flying from […]

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Belarusian blogger Eduard Palchys faces trial amid crackdown

MINSK – The famous Belarusian blogger Eduard Palchys has Let’s go trial amid a continuing crackdown on those who challenged the official results of last year’s presidential election which gave victory to strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka despite opposition claims that the ballot was rigged. Palchys refused to stand when Judge Pyatro Arlou of the Minsk City […]