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Saudi Arabia - Authorities urged to free journalist sentenced to 12 years in jail

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 12-year jail sentence that a Riyadh court has passed on Wadji Al-Ghazzawi, the owner of Al-Fajr TV and host of a programme called “Al-Fadfada” (Relaxed Conversation), for accusing Saudi Arabia of links with terrorism and Al-Qaeda in particular. In its 4 February sentence, the court also banned Ghazzawi from leaving the country for 20 years after completing his jail sentence and from ever appearing on television again. “This extremely harsh sentence (...)

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