Browsing Tag Raif Badawi

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

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

By | December 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm

John Ralston Saul, Katherine Govier, Andrew Pyper, Yann Martel, Linwood Barclay and John Valliant put pen to paper for three imprisoned writers: Raif Badawi, Khadija Ismayilova and Eskinder Nega.

Posted in: Blog

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

John Ralston Saul Writes to Raif Badawi

John Ralston Saul Writes to Raif Badawi

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

John Ralston Saul, author of Dark Diversions and The Comeback, wrote this note to Saudi Arabian blogger and author, Raif Badawi, who is serving a 10 year prison sentence and facing 1000 lashes.

Posted in: Blog

Andrew Pyper Writes to Raif Badawi

Andrew Pyper Writes to Raif Badawi

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Andrew Pyper, author of The Damned and The Demonologist, wrote this note to Saudi Arabian blogger and author, Raif Badawi, who is serving a 10 year prison sentence and facing 1000 lashes.

Posted in: Blog

Katherine Govier Writes to Raif Badawi

Katherine Govier Writes to Raif Badawi

By | November 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Katherine Govier, author of The Ghost Brush and Creation, wrote this note to Saudi Arabian blogger and author, Raif Badawi, who is serving a 10 year prison sentence and facing 1000 lashes.

Posted in: Blog

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

By | November 3, 2015 at 4:58 pm

On Nov. 15, PEN Canada observes the Day of the Imprisoned Writer to focus attention on the unjust imprisonment of writers around the world.

Posted in: Events

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

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