Free Journalist Imprisoned For Tweets in Saudi Arabia

Free Journalist Facing Five Years in Prison For Tweets

Saudi Arabian journalist Alaa Brinji urgently needs your help. He has been charged with apostasy and was sentenced to five years of prison.

The charges relate to his posts on Twitter, some of which call for freedom of religion and support human rights defenders, prisoners of conscience, and the “women to drive” movement. For these posts, he has been charged with “apostasy,” “calling for secularist thought,” “inciting the public against the rulers of the country and attempting to tarnish the country’s reputation,” “ridiculing Islamic religious figures” and “violating Article 6 of the Anti-Cyber Crime Law”.

Although Brinji’s trial only recently began, he has been held since May 2014 without access to lawyer. Send your urgent message to Saudi authorities now to free Alaa Brinji!

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