Saudis’ reaction to Waleed Abulkhair’s fifteen year sentence

For those of us so far away but so willing to judge
“…why don’t they change…”
“why don’t they protest…”
Perhaps a better question is
How can I help?

Saudiwoman's Weblog

Today judge Yousef Gharam Allah Al Ghamdi of the Specialized Criminal Courts used the new antiterrorism law to sentence human rights activist Waleed Abulkhair to fifteen years in prison, two hundred Riyal fine and another fifteen years travel ban upon Abulkhair’s release.
For more background on the Abulkhair case and the new antiterrorism law, click here.
Here is some of what many Saudis on Twitter have written about the court’s verdict:

1- Waleed does not deserve this and we do not deserve someone like Waleed defending us. God help him.


2- How are we supposed to create a civil society that supports the government with all of Saudi’s civil society’s leaders behind bars?

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