Join English PEN for our monthly vigils in support of imprisoned writers in Saudi Arabia.
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PEN protests the well-known writer’s seven-year prison sentence
To mark the five year anniversary of Raif Badawi’s arrest and the birthday of his lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair, who himself is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence, English PEN will be hosting a vigil at the Saudi Embassy in London and continuing to call for their immediate release. We will be joined by colleagues
The Society of Authors and the Publishers Association join forces with English PEN to campaign for imprisoned writers across the globe
Saudi Arabian writer, blogger and free speech activist Raif Badawi was arrested in Jeddah in June 2012. The following July, he was convicted under the information technology law of ‘founding a liberal website,’ ‘adopting liberal thought’ and for ‘insulting Islam’ and sentenced to seven years and three months in prison and 600 lashes. The online