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Saudi Arabia - Long jail terms for three bloggers

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the long jail terms that three Saudi cyber-activists received this week. Blogger and human rights activist Raef Badawi's sentence for “insulting Islam” was increased by a Jeddah criminal court on appeal on 7 May to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine of 1 million riyals (200,000 euros). “The severity of the sentence is shocking,” said Reporters Without Borders research director Lucie Morillon. “We urge the authorities to release Badawi and to (...)

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