Saudi Arabia

ADHRB Condemns Raif Badawi’s Continued Imprisonment in Saudi

ADHRB Condemns Raif Badawi’s Continued Imprisonment in Saudi

Today marks the fifth anniversary of activist and blogger Raif Badawi’s imprisonment in Saudi Arabia on charges of apostasy and allegedly insulting Islam in his blog “Free Saudi Liberals.” Americans for Democracy (ADHRB) strongly condemns his continued imprisonment and the Saudi government’s suppression of free expression and targeting of critics. […]

Manal al-Sharif and the Struggle of WHRDs in Saudi

Manal al-Sharif and the Struggle of WHRDs in Saudi

On June 8, Saudi women’s rights activist Manal al Sharif gave an interview with NPR and the next day she wrote an op-ed for the New York Times. In both pieces, she discusses how women cannot drive in the kingdom, the guardianship system that underpins such restrictions, and her activism […]