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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 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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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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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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Prominent blogger Seved Hossein Ronaghi Maleki arrested in Iran after critical tweets

Washington, DC, February 24, 2022 — Iranian authorities should immediately release blogger Seyed Hossein Ronaghi Maleki and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Wednesday, February 23, the Tehran home of Ronaghi Maleki, an independent blogger and free speech activist who posts critical of the government on social media, […]