Browsing Tag Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Raif Badawi spends his 2000th day behind bars

Saudi Arabia: Raif Badawi spends his 2000th day behind bars

By | November 16, 2017 at 1:39 pm

PEN International condemns the ongoing arbitrary detention of blogger Raif Badawi, currently serving a 10-year sentence in Saudi Arabia.

Posted in: Campaigns

Imprisoned Palestinian Poet Ashraf Fayadh Wins PEN Canada One Humanity Award

Imprisoned Palestinian Poet Ashraf Fayadh Wins PEN Canada One Humanity Award

By | October 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Imprisoned Palestinian poet and visual artist Ashraf Fayadh will receive the PEN Canada One Humanity Award, October 20 at the International Festival of Authors.

Posted in: News

Saudi Arabia: 7-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Writer

Saudi Arabia: 7-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Writer

By | June 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Well known Saudi Arabian writer Nadhir al-Majid had his sentence upheld by the Riyadh Court of Appeal on June 4, 2017.

Posted in: News

Worldwide Reading in Support of Ashraf Fayadh

Worldwide Reading in Support of Ashraf Fayadh

By | December 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

The international literature festival Berlin calls on all that care about justice and freedom to participate in a worldwide reading in support of Ashraf Fayadh on January 14, 2016.

Posted in: Events

Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet to Death

Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet to Death

By | November 24, 2015 at 11:16 am

PEN Canada joins PEN International in their condemnation of Saudi Arabian authorities’ decision to sentence poet Ashraf Fayadh to death.

Posted in: News

1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think

1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think

By | September 1, 2015 at 3:00 am

Excerpt from the book 1000 Lashes, by Raif Badawi, published in 2015 by Greystone Books

Posted in: Blog, Campaigns

How to Sway Riyadh to Free Badawi

How to Sway Riyadh to Free Badawi

By | July 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

PEN Canada president, Randy Boyagoda, reflects on the Saudi bid to head the UN Human Rights Council and how freeing Raif Badawi could impact the Kingdom’s international reputation.

Posted in: Blog

Saudi Arabia: Supreme Court Confirms Sentence of Editor Raif Badawi

Saudi Arabia: Supreme Court Confirms Sentence of Editor Raif Badawi

By | June 8, 2015 at 1:03 pm

On June 7, 2015, the Saudi Supreme Court confirmed the sentence of 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes imposed on editor Raif Badawi after his conviction for “insulting Islam” and “founding a liberal website.”

Posted in: Campaigns

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Editor Raif Badawi May Face Death Penalty

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Editor Raif Badawi May Face Death Penalty

By | March 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm

According to unconfirmed reports, Raif Badawi, who was sentenced by a Saudi Arabian court to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes, a fine, and a 10-year travel ban may now face a retrial for ‘apostasy’ which could result in the death penalty if he is convicted.

Posted in: Campaigns

SAUDI ARABIA: Raif Badawi’s Second Round of Flogging Postponed on Health Grounds

SAUDI ARABIA: Raif Badawi’s Second Round of Flogging Postponed on Health Grounds

By | January 21, 2015 at 11:58 am

According to unconfirmed reports, the case against imprisoned editor Raif (or Raef) Badawi has been referred to the supreme court amidst international condemnation of his flogging.

Posted in: Campaigns

© PEN Canada 2013 · 425 Adelaide St. W, Suite 700, Toronto ON M5V 3C1 · Phone: 416 703 8448
· Charitable Business Number 88916 2541 RR0001