In Saudi Arabia, blogger Raif Badawi has been sentenced to 1000 lashes, 10 years in prison and a hefty fine. The whipping has already started. If it will continue, he may be tortured to death. His lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair has also been sentenced. Both are considered to be prisoners of conscience. While we encourage you to join Amnesty’s campaign for Raif Badawi, we also encourage you to join us at Accoun in demanding that those responsible for torture must be held accountable.
However, many governments around the world are instead cooperating with Saudi Arabia. Even the Swedish government has, behind the back of their citizens and against Swedish law, wanted to help Saudi Arabia build a weapons factory (read more in Swedish).