Saudi Arabia

Julia Conley, staff writer
"The choice is between resolution, or complicity in the suffering; there is no third option."
Julia Conley, staff writer
"The bombing campaign that has caused the cholera outbreak could not happen...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Civilians walk through the destroyed city of Sadah, Yemen, on June 15, 2015.  (Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images)
"If access shuts off entirely, even for a single week, then disaster will be...


The same day a Saudi official marched in Paris for free speech, his country - the one that persecutes/jails writers/activists and considers women drivers terrorists - dragged jailed blogger Raif Badawi into the public square and flogged him 50 times for "insulting Islam," the first of 20 scheduled floggings. Tuesday he marked his 31st birthday. Friday, despite global outrage, he will likely be lashed again. From one of his last posts: "Let us all live under the roof of human civilization.”