Category : Saudi Arabia

Who is 2022’s Tyrant of the Year?

alt informationChoose from our shortlist of 12 despots and vote on who you think has done most to crack down on freedom of expression this year

Questions that Sunak should have asked Mohammad bin Salman at G20…(but probably didn’t)

alt informationAs we continue to mark the ongoing detention of University of Leeds PhD student Salma al-Shehab, we look at what could have been discussed at this morning's meeting

Letter to UK Foreign Secretary on Salma al-Shehab

alt informationIndex and other human rights organisations call on Rt Hon James Cleverly to act in case of jailed Saudi national

Too much news?

alt informationIt has been a busy week for news headlines. It is the role of Index is to make sure that the stories of dissidents are not ignored or forgotten

“Imagine the conversation between Bolsonaro and Erdogan”

alt informationProtests during mourning for Queen Elizabeth have been distasteful but not illegal. How should we express our feelings about some of the guests attending Monday's state funeral?

Saudi Arabia is equating free online expression with terrorism

alt informationAs we mark 20 months since the arrest of Salma al-Shehab, Index calls for the country’s Specialized Criminal Court to be overhauled

Saudi woman’s “death sentence” for using her voice

alt informationSalma al-Shehab, who was studying for a PhD at the University of Leeds, faces a 34-year sentence for supporting other Saudi women

Index condemns 34-year sentence for Salma al-Shehab

alt informationSaudi women’s rights advocate faces longest ever prison term for a peaceful activist after tweeting support for prisoners of conscience

Film awards season: Journalism and activism in the spotlight

alt informationMovies on social justice and investigative journalism dominate the nominations for major awards at the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Baftas this year

Loujain al-Hathloul’s release gives everyone hope

alt informationThe women's rights activist has been released after 1,001 days in a Saudi jail but the struggle continues