Saudi Arabia

Secular Activist Raif Badawi Banned from Leaving Saudi Arabia for 10 years

On Saturday, March 12, the Saudi Arabia court confirmed the 10-year travel ban for the human rights activist and blogger Raif Badawi. The ban will effectively imprison Badawi in the country for another ten years.

Released on Friday, March 11, Badawi was arrested in 2012 and jailed for ten years for charges of "insulting Islam." 

Secular Activist Raif Badawi Freed from Saudi Prison After 10 Years!

Raif Badawi, a prominent Saudi blogger and human rights advocate, arrested in 2012, is finally free after ten years in prison. Ensaf Haidar, Badawi's wife, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that her husband called her about his release.

"Raif called me. He is free," she said. Haidar is living in Quebec, Canada, along with their three children.