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Saudi Arabia | Digital Rights | Free Expression & the Law

  • Profile: Waleed Abulkhair
  • Profile: Waleed Abulkhair

    Sentenced to 15 years in prison and a 15-year travel ban following his release, Saudi lawyer and rights advocate Waleed Abulkhair—the recipient of numerous human rights awards—is paying a steep price for challenging the views and practices of Saudi Arabia’s religious and political leaders.

Saudi Arabia | Digital Rights | Free Expression & the Law

  • Profile: Raif Badawi
  • Profile: Raif Badawi

    After setting up an online discussion forum promoting free speech and liberalism, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a 1,000 lashes; his forum was permanently shut down and the discussion threads in them deleted. In the writings that survived the purge, an image of a fearless thinker emerges.

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