Tag: free expression

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. […]

Bahrain Arbitrarily Arrests Lawyer After Qatar Lawsuit

Bahrain Arbitrarily Arrests Lawyer After Qatar Lawsuit

**Update 15 June 2017 – Bahraini media reports confirm that the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Cybercrime Directorate arrested Isa Faraj Al Bou Rashid for “posting contents that amounted to inciting hatred against the Bahrain government and for other violations punishable under the law” after he discussed his legal challenge against the blockade […]

Bahrain suspends Al-Wasat, further restricting press freedom

Bahrain suspends Al-Wasat, further restricting press freedom

6 June 2017 – Two days ago, on 4 June 2017, Bahrain’s Ministry of Information Affairs (MIA) indefinitely suspended both the print and online publication of Al-Wasat, Bahrain’s only independent newspaper. This move came in response to an article in Al-Wasat’s 4 June issue in which the author discussed events […]