Tag: freedom of expression

Saudi Activist Raif Badawi Spends Fifth Year in Prison

Saudi Activist Raif Badawi Spends Fifth Year in Prison

Today marks the fifth anniversary of activist and blogger Raif Badawi’s arbitrary detention in Saudi Arabia. On 17 June 2012, Saudi officials arrested Badawi on charges of apostasy for allegedly insulting Islam in his online publications and establishing the website “Free Saudi Liberals,” a forum for discussion. The Saudi government […]

HRC35 Item 4 Oral Intervention: Rights Violations in Duraz and Awamiyah

HRC35 Item 4 Oral Intervention: Rights Violations in Duraz and Awamiyah

On 16 June 2017, ADHRB Advocacy Associate Tyler Pry delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 debate of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In his intervention, Pry raised a number of human rights violations in both Duraz, Bahrain and Awamiyah, Saudi Arabia, in particular the denial […]