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Saudi writers demonstration in Brussels

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Saudi writers demonstration in Brussels

Photograph of a demonstration organised by the Belgian Dutch-Speaking Centre in collaboration with Amnesty International in 2015. The title of this demonstration was Schrijven is slecht voor je rug (Writing is bad for your back), which was used as the campaign’s slogan and hashtag. This protest took place in front of the Saudi Embassy in Brussels, and aimed to call attention to the prison sentences and lashings being issued to the Saudi writers and human rights activists Ashraf Fayadh and Raif Badawi. Fayadh, who was initially arrested in 2013, was sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes, on accusations of apostasy in 2016. In 2014, Badawi was sentenced to 1,000 lashings and ten years in prison on accusations of apostasy and for activism through his online debate forum Free Saudi Liberals.

Manifestation pour les écrivains saoudiens à Bruxelles

Photographie d'une manifestation organisée par le Centre belge néerlandais en collaboration avec Amnistie Internationale, en 2015. Le slogan de cette manifestation, aussi utilisé comme mot-clé et comme slogan pour la campagne elle-même, était Schrijven is slecht voor je rug (Écrire est mauvais pour votre dos). Cette manifestation s'est déroulée devant l'Ambassade saoudienne à Bruxelles et visait à attirer l'attention sur les peines d'emprisonnement et la flagellation réservés aux écrivains et militants saoudiens des droits de la personne Ashraf Fayadh et Raif Badawi. Fayadh, arrêté en 2013, a été condamné à quatre ans de prison et 800 coups de fouets, sur des accusations d'apostasie, en 2016. En 2014, Badawi a été condamné à 1000 coups de fouet et dix ans de prison sur des accusations d'apostasie et pour son activisme en ligne, sur les forums de débats de son site Free Saudi Liberals.

Manifestación por los escritores saudíes en Bruselas

Fotografía de una protesta organizada por el Centro Belga Neerlandés en colaboración con Amnistía Internacional en 2015. El lema de la protesta fue Schrijven is slecht voor je rug (Escribir es malo para la espalda), también utilizado como hashtag para la campaña. La concentración tuvo lugar enfrente de la embajada saudí en Bruselas, para llamar la atención entorno a las sentencias de prisión y azotes impuestos en Arabia Saudí contra los escritores y activistas por los derechos humanos saudíes Ashraf Fayadh y Raif Badawi. Fayadh, arrestado inicialmente en 2013, fue sentenciado a cuatro años de prisión y 800 azotes, acusado de apotasía, en 2016. En 2014, Badaqi fue condenado a diez años de prisión y 1.000 latigazgos por apostasía y activismo a través del forum de debate en línea Free Saudi Liberals.

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01/01/2015

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Belgian Dutch-Speaking Centre

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Belgian Dutch-Speaking Centre  (PEN Vlaanderen)

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