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Saudi Arabia - Saudi journalist detained over outspoken newspaper columns

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of Tariq al-Mubarak, a blogger and columnist who writes for the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. He has been held by the Criminal Investigation Department for the past four days. Mubarak, who is also a second schoolteacher, has written opinion pieces on controversial subjects for the newspaper including one criticizing his country's ban on women drivers. Published in its print edition on 6 October, it was headlined “It's Time to (...)

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