Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Write for Rights 2014: your words changed lives

Amnesty supporters in over 100 countries wrote more than three million messages, emails, tweets, posts, letters and so much more as part of Write for Rights 2014, our global letter writing marathon. Your words fought for people and communities across … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia: The question on everybody’s mind

By Sevag Kechichian, Researcher on Saudi Arabia at Amnesty International. The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has, once again, focused international attention to the oil-rich Middle Eastern country’s human rights record. “What will be King Abdullah’s legacy?” … Continue reading

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Nous sommes Raif

Béatrice Vaugrante, Director General of Amnistie Internationale Canada francophone, gives a snapshot of some of the widespread global campaigning for Raif Badawi. Raif has been sentenced to ten years and 1,000 lashes after starting a website for public debate in … Continue reading

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Five ways you can help Raif Badawi

We urgently need Saudi Arabia to stop the flogging of Raif Badawi and release him immediately. Here’s how you can help. In May 2014, the Saudi Arabia government sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He … Continue reading

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‘He was silent but you could tell that he was in real pain’

An eyewitness account of the flogging today of Raif Badawi an activist in Saudi Arabia sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website for public debate. The witness has not been identified for security … Continue reading

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