Annual Prison Census 2009: Saudi Arabia
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||8 December 2009|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Annual Prison Census 2009: Saudi Arabia, 8 December 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b220c9c18.html [accessed 14 December 2017]|
Journalists in prison as of December 1, 2009
Saudi Arabia: 1
Raafat al-Ghanim, freelance
Imprisoned: July 29, 2009
Security agents arrested al-Ghanim, a Syrian blogger living in Saudi Arabia who wrote about social and political issues in both countries, according to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information.
Before his arrest, al-Ghanim had signed a petition calling for the release of two activists who were arrested after announcing their intention to attend a sit-in protest in solidarity with Palestinians, according to the network. No formal charges had been disclosed by late year, and al-Ghanim's whereabouts were unknown.