December 2017

Saudi Arabia: Free Blogger Raif Badawi

Saudi Arabia: Free Blogger Raif Badawi

December 14, 2017 – PEN condemns the ongoing arbitrary detention of blogger Raif Badawi, who is currently serving a 10-year sentence in Saudi Arabia. PEN is also deeply concerned that the Saudi government will resume the lashing punishment against Badawi, who received his first 50 of 1,000 lashes on January 9, 2015.