Saudi Releases Writer Tariq Al Mubarak

Saudi writer Tariq Al Mubarak, detained for supporting women in their right to drive in the absolute monarchy, has been released.

Tamador Al Yami tweets:


  • […] users voiced support for his release under the hashtag #FreeTariqalMubarak. The teacher was released after eight days’ […]

  • […] Tariq al-Mubarak, a blogger and columnist who writes for the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, was arrested on 27 October last year after he wrote opinion pieces for the newspaper on subjects regarded as controversial in Saudi Arabia. In one of his stories published in its print edition on 6 October and headlined “It’s Time to Change Women’s Place in the Arab World”, he criticized the ban on women drivers. In another column published on 26 October and entitled “When the mafia threatens…”, he deplored the reign of terror in Arab societies that prevented people from fully enjoying fundamental freedoms. He was released after spending eight days in detention. […]

  • […] Le 27 octobre 2013, Tariq Al-Moubarak, chroniqueur pour Asharq al-Awsat, quotidien saoudien basé lui aussi à Londres, a été arrêté après la publication de plusieurs de ses articles sur des sujets sensibles en Arabie Saoudite. Dans l’un d’eux, paru dans la version papier du journal le 6 octobre et intitulé « Il est temps de changer la place de la femme dans le monde arabe », il critiquait entre autres choses l’interdiction de conduire imposée aux femmes de son pays. Dans un autre article publié le 26 octobre, «Quand la mafia menace… », il dénonçait la terreur qui règne dans les sociétés arabes et empêche les individus de jouir pleinement de leurs libertés fondamentales. Il a été relâché huit jours plus tard. […]

  • […] users voiced support for his release under the hashtag #FreeTariqalMubarak. The teacher was released after eight days’ […]

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