20 Aug

Saudi Arabia: Ashraf Fayadh and Raif Badawi

17:30 — 18:15
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh

Part of Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Poet Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to death in 2015 for apostasy. International pressure ensured the sentence was commuted but like blogger Raif Badawi, Ashraf still faces flogging and prison. Saudi Arabia beheads, imprisons or lashes citizens who dissent from the strict religious laws. Event is chaired by Jane Archer of Scottish PEN’s Writers at Risk Committee.