Saleh Al-Shehi

In January 2018, Al-Shehi, a noted anti-corruption columnist critical of the government, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for "insulting the royal court." He was released from prison… More

Writers at Risk Database

Loujain Al-Hathloul

Al-Hathloul, a women's rights activist, has been detained since May 2018, and has been ill-treated and tortured in prison. She is charged with campaigning for political change and insulting… More

Moqbel Al-Saqqar

A novelist noted for his support of women's rights, Al-Saqqar was arrested in the April 2019 crackdown on writers and journalists in Saudi Arabia. He is currently being held… More

Zana Al-Shahri

Female journalist and writer Al-Shahri was detained as part of a wave of arrests by Saudi authorities in November 2019. She was released in early December. More