The murder of Jamal Khashoggi continues to chill freedom of expression in the Middle East By Abdulrahman Matar Two years have passed since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside …
PEN International condemns the ongoing arbitrary detention of blogger Raif Badawi, currently serving a 10-year sentence in Saudi Arabia.
Imprisoned Palestinian poet and visual artist Ashraf Fayadh will receive the PEN Canada One Humanity Award, October 20 at the International Festival of Authors.
Well known Saudi Arabian writer Nadhir al-Majid had his sentence upheld by the Riyadh Court of Appeal on June 4, 2017.
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.
PEN Canada joins PEN International in their condemnation of Saudi Arabian authorities’ decision to sentence poet Ashraf Fayadh to death.
Excerpt from the book 1000 Lashes, by Raif Badawi, published in 2015 by Greystone Books
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.
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.
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.