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Saudi Arabia: take action for writer and human rights defender Fahad al-Fahad

Prominent writer and human rights activist Fahad al-Fahad has been detained since 6 April 2016 on charges related solely to his writing and peaceful activities. In June 2017, the Specialised Criminal Court, Saudi Arabia’s ‘terrorism tribunal’, sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment, a ten-year travel ban and a ban on writing and media work. According

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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears after visit to Saudi consulate in Istanbul

PEN  is deeply concerned about the well-being and safety of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi writer who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on 2 October 2018. One week on, no official information has been disclosed about the whereabouts of Khashoggi. There are unconfirmed reports that he may have been murdered inside the Consulate. Carles Torner, Executive Director of

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