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Saudi Arabia - Court upholds five-year jail sentence for well-known writer

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a Riyadh court's decision to uphold the five-year jail sentence that Mukhlif Al-Shammari, a well-known writer and activist, received last June for the articles he has written and, in particular, for a video he posted on YouTube in which two girls described being mistreated. The sentence was imposed on 17 June 2013 by a Jeddah court that specializes in national security and terrorism cases and was upheld by a Riyadh criminal court on 4 March. Shammari (...)

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