Saudi Arabia: Prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website: Raif Badawi: Write for Rights case card
Raif Badawi was jailed for 10 years in May 2014. He was charged with creating the ‘Saudi Arabian Liberals’ website and insulting Islam. His sentence also included 1,000 lashes, a 10-year travel ban, and a ban on appearing on media outlets. Demand action – write to the King of Saudi Arabia and urge him to release Raif Badawi.