Saudi Arabia, Human Rights, and Jamal Khashoggi

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While officially Saudi Arabia is our “friend”, they are also the number one abuser of basic human rights on the planet. What has happened is neither new nor unique, but instead is a hideous act that has thrown a spotlight upon one of the most repressive and barbaric regimes on the planet. The entrapment and … Read more

The Public Flogging of Raif Badawi is set to resume – #FreeRaif

Ensaf Haidar, the wife of the unjustly imprisoned Raif Badawi, has issued a statement in which she reports that his flogging is set to resume … I was informed by an informed source, that the Saudi authorities have given the green light to the resumption of Raif Badawi’s flogging. The informed source also said that the … Read more

Raif Badawi update – #FreeRaif

If you have been following the news then you may already be aware, but rather sadly Saudi Arabia has upheld Raif Badawi‘s 10 year sentence and 1,000 lashes for the ‘crime’ of enabling social debate online. The BBC reports … Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment … Read more

Raif Badawi … one year later – #FreeRaif

Just over 1 year ago in May 2014 Raif Badawi was found guilty of breaking Saudi Arabia’s strict technology laws and insulting Islamic religious figures by creating and managing an online forum, oh and they also jailed Mr Badawi’s lawyer as well, Waleed Abulkhair. Mr Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes, a fine of … Read more

Saudi Arabia accuses western media of attacking its sovereignty – #FreeRaif

The degree of the ongoing human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia is frankly astonishing and so quite rightly they have been receiving rather a lot of robust fact based criticism. What has greatly helped to throw the spotlight upon it all has been their absurd and brutal treatment of Raif Badawi (pictured above), a writer and … Read more