Jan 8 2018 9:49AM
Raif Badawi: Five years a prisoner
We will continue to campaign until Raif Badawi and all prisoners of conscience in Saudi Arabia are released.
Jan 9 2016 9:00AM
One year since Raif was flogged, call for his freedom
'When the worshippers saw the police van outside the mosque, they knew someone would be flogged today.' On this day last year, just after noon, security officials in Saudi Arabia led a 30-year-old man into a square in Jeddah. A crowd h...
Jan 5 2016 10:41AM
Four reasons the UK needs a New Year’s resolution on Saudi Arabia
New Year is often a time for reflection where we look at the year past and think about what challenges we will face for the new one and the changes we will make to meet them. Join the gym, look for a new job, or stop having to write bl...
Dec 10 2015 2:33PM
Vague laws mean guilt doesn’t need to be beyond reasonable doubt Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia the supperission of human rights does not surprise.
Dec 3 2015 6:00PM
My husband, in prison for supporting human rights in Saudi Arabia
Samar Badawi's husband is Waleed Abu al-Khair, a prominent human rights lawyer in Saudi Arabia. Waleed is in prison, serving a 15-year sentence for speaking out about human rights. Words are not enough for me to express how proud I am...
Oct 5 2015 1:50PM
The UK is trading away its credibility in its relations with Saudi Arabia and China
The revelation that the UK secretly supported the candidacy of Saudi Arabia for a place on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council is a fascinating - if disconcerting - peek behind the diplomatic curtain. It appears to have been a sim...
Aug 12 2015 12:59PM
Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia's political football
Football is, for some, an obsession. In the UK, it’s a sport that gets lots of people’s emotions going and in the office, now that the football season has begun, conversations about tactics and scorelines will start up once again too....
Jul 20 2015 4:53PM
Salman at the beach: the Saudi king’s commandeering of a stretch of the French Riviera is hardly crime of the century
News that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and a 400-strong entourage will have a one-kilometre stretch of the French Riviera closed off for their enjoyment this week has been … ahem, making a few waves. Notably, I caught it on the Radio 4 n...
Jul 16 2015 2:35PM
This could be Raif’s chance – ask for his freedom
Today is day 1,147. Raif Badawi has been detained in Saudi Arabia for over three years now – and all for blogging, for encouraging debate, and exercising his right to free speech. His sentence upheld last month, Raif continues to serve...
Jun 20 2015 7:00AM
This Father’s Day, send a message of support to Raif Badawi and his family
"We are waiting for the day when your flight will land in Montreal. You will see me waiting for you and crying. I won't stop until you have taken me in your arms and dried my tears." Doudi, Raif Badawi’s son Ten-year-old Doudi and his...
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