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15 July 2014

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7 Cases That Prove Online Activism is Under Siege in Saudi Arabia

Learn about Gulf Center for Human Rights efforts to raise awareness about online activists facing harassment and legal challenges in Saudi Arabia.

8 July 2014

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Saudi Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Abu Al-Khair was charged with “insulting general order” and “inflaming public opinion”.

2 July 2014

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Netizen Report: Researchers Uncover Mobile Phone Spyware in 60 Countries Worldwide

Researchers and activists are moving and shaking in Jordan, Thailand, and Canada - and the Free Software Foundation launches a new series of email security guides in seven languages.

12 May 2014

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Digital Citizen 1.6

Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This edition looks at Internet blackouts in Syria and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, new cyber laws in Mauritania and Morocco, and more.

8 May 2014

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Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, 1000 Lashes

Yesterday, a Saudi court sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for setting up a liberal website.

28 January 2014

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Saudi Arabia Jails Palestinian Poet for ‘Atheism and Long Hair’

Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh is in a Saudi prison, allegedly for spreading atheism - and having long hair. Online networks are calling for his release.

7 June 2013

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Saudi Arabia Blocks Instant Messaging App Viber

Following the Saudi threat to block encrypted communication software unless the government is allowed to spy, the instant messaging application Viber was blocked earlier yesterday. The website can no longer be accessed and the application does not connect.