Raif Badawi

5 results arranged by date

CPJ calls on UN to investigate murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi consulate

November 1, 2018 6:20 PM ET

CPJ calls on U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to request that the United Nations launch an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Read More ›

People

Raif Badawi

December 12, 2017 4:26 PM ET

Badawi, a blogger and the founder of an online discussion forum, was arrested by Saudi security forces in Jeddah on June 17, 2012, according to news reports. In July 2013, he was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment and 600 lashes...

Read More ›

saudi-blog-6-17-reuters.jpg

In censored Saudi Arabia, Raif Badawi filled a journalistic void

June 17, 2015 4:34 PM ET

On the third anniversary of the arrest of liberal activist and writer Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia, his supporters all over the world are working hard to prevent what may lay ahead: the completion of a 10-year, thousand-lash sentence....

Read More ›

saudi.blog.5.20.reuters.jpg

Saudi censorship blurs lines between journalism, activism

May 20, 2014 4:59 PM ET

Since the surprise Arab uprisings of 2011, the Saudi government has worked assiduously to ensure it has all the tools of censorship it needs to control dissent. These tools--a combination of special courts, laws, and regulatory authorities--are starting to...

Read More ›