The family of Raif Badawi, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent political prisoners, has said the blogger is free after a decade in prison.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "political parties are forbidden, and organized political opposition exists only outside the country". Also see our articles on the Middle East and religion - a touchy subject for the Saudi royals.
Inside The Palace Of The Saudi Arabian Dictator
On Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, MBS said, “If that’s the way we did things, Khashoggi would not even be among the top 1,000…on the list.”
Phil Mickelson’s Work At Saudi-Sponsored Golf Tour Criticized
Phil Mickelson set off a backlash Thursday with remarks he made during an interview about exploring a golf tour sponsored by the Saudis.
Khashoggi Killers Living In ‘Seven-Star’ Villas
Suspects in the murder of renowned journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, are free and living in luxury accommodation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Autoimmune trauma of 9/11 and Derrida’s deconstructive reflection on its politics
The analysis by French philosopher Jacques Derrida of the mainstream geopolitical discourse that led to 9/11 reverberates to this day.
Joint Call For Release Of Saudi Human Rights Defenders
A year after the death of imprisoned Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid, NGOs call for accountability and release of rights defenders.
Changing Tactics Of Saudi Government Lobbying In The US
Saudi Arabia has not, and will not, attempt to deliberately harm US shale oil producers, according to a Saudi lobbying group.
Fears For Health Of Imprisoned Saudi Rights Defender
Health of Saudi rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani, incarcerated after testing positive for Covid-19 is a source of concern.
Would Canadian Citizenship Free Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi?
If dissident Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is granted Canadian citizenship it would offer him new legal rights in his home country.
The Only Stable Saudi Arabia Is a Democratic Saudi Arabia
Release by the Biden admin of the report naming MBS as key suspect in Khashoggi’s assassination, was a welcome move toward justice.