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Saudi Arabia: Further information: Sentence confirmed on Saudi Arabian writer: Nazeer al-Majed

, Index number: MDE 23/6510/2017

Saudi Arabian writer Nazeer al-Majed was informed on 15 May that the Court of Appeal of the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh has upheld his seven-year prison sentence. Nazeer al-Majed has been detained since 18 January solely for having peacefully exercised his right to freedom of expression. He is a prisoner of conscience.

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