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AI Switzerland staff and members joining other concerned citizens to demonstrate against the flogging of Raif Badawi. Casinoplatz, Berne, Switzerland, 5 March 2015.

In May 2014, the Saudi Arabia government sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He was convicted of insulting Islam through his writings and on his website, which was set up to encourage public debate.

On Friday 9 January 2015, Raif received the first 50 of 1,000 painful lashes. An eyewitness said that “he was silent, but you could tell that he was in real pain”. Raif is now due to receive more.

PEN Atlas: Extract from ‘1000 Lashes’ by Raif Badawi

In 2012, activist and blogger Raif Badawi was convicted for ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels’. He was sentenced to a fine of one million riyals (£175,000), ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes. To mark Saudi Arabia’s national day (23 September), here is an extract from Badawi’s forthcoming book.

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AI Switzerland staff and members joining other concerned citizens to demonstrate against the flogging of Raif Badawi. Casinoplatz, Berne, Switzerland, 5 March 2015.

In May 2014, the Saudi Arabia government sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He was convicted of insulting Islam through his writings and on his website, which was set up to encourage public debate.

On Friday 9 January 2015, Raif received the first 50 of 1,000 painful lashes. An eyewitness said that “he was silent, but you could tell that he was in real pain”. Raif is now due to receive more.

The Day of the Nation

In 2012, activist and blogger Raif Badawi was convicted for ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels’. He was sentenced to a fine of one million riyals (£175,000), ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes. To mark Saudi Arabia’s national day (23 September), here is an extract from Badawi’s forthcoming book.

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English PEN, The US Embassy, and Wikileaks

Last month, English PEN was alerted to the fact that the organisation had been cited in one of the US Embassy cables released by Wikileaks. The cable, sent in May 2008, suggested that the US Embassy in London was working with English PEN on a ‘Day of Solidarity with the Cuban People’. The Board and

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The Alternative Libel Project

At present, libel claims are extremely expensive to bring or defend.  This means that many journalists and other writers are unable to defend themselves against libel suits from rich claimants, even if they stand by what they have written.  At the same time, individuals who have been unfairly smeared by large media outlets cannot afford

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