Over 200 Dead and Thousands Wounded in Egypt During Bitter Clashes

Wed Aug 14 2013
*The following images may be disturbing* News outlets around the world are covering the tense situation in Egypt with many confirming over 200 dead and thousands injured. The Egyptian military stormed into Cairo’s Rabea Al-Adawia square, during a “peaceful sit-in” to quiet Morsi supporters demanding his reinstatement. Egyptian officials claimed they only used tear gas to quell the crowds,...

Twitter Hashtag Highlights Saudi Prisoners During Ramadan

Fri Aug 9 2013
A Saudi campaign using hashtag #نفتقدـمعتقلينا, translated as “We Miss Our Prisoners” was launched during the holy month of Ramadan.  Saudi activists are using the hashtag to promote and post photos of the names of political prisoners who continue to be detained,  and whose absence from the table on the occasion of “lftar,” or the fast-breaking meal during...

Algerian Activist and Refugee Deported

Wed Jul 31 2013
Algerian activist and political refugee, Manar Mansari will likely be deported to her native country, after her arrest in Cairo, Tuesday. Co-founder of the “May 8th Movement” in Algeria, a group founded during the Arab Spring that organizes demonstrations - Mansari is an outspoken advocate of human rights for Algerians - and was forced to flee her native country a while ago and relocate to...

600 Lashes and 7 Years in Prison for Saudi Activist

Tue Jul 30 2013
On July 29th, Saudi activist Raif Badawi was sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes today. The founder of an online forum called Free Saudi Liberals, Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012 on charges of insulting Islam on his website, and later was accused of apostasy, a charge that could lead to the death penalty in Saudi Arabia. The charge of apostasy was eventually dropped, but the...

Saudi Activist Faces Travel Ban

Thu Jul 25 2013
Saudi authorities have placed a travel ban on the popular journalist and activist Iman Al-Qahtani. En route toTurkey, Al-Qahtani was brought in for questioning at King Fahad airport, as she is seen as a threat to the Saudi government. A graduate of the College of Arts in Riyadh, Al-Qahtani has worked at several newspapers in Riyadh where she has written extensively about the plight of Saudi...