The Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy received the news of the verdict on the young Saudi blogger Raef Badawi to 10 years imprisonment and 1,000 lashes, along with a fine of more than $ 250,000 dollars for insulting Islam, with deep surprise and disturbance.

While the Alliance denounces any disrespect or attack on religions, it confirms that the blogger Raef Badawi was working to provide a platform for free expression and participation for the development of his native Saudi Arabia, which he is proud of.

The Arab Alliance urges the responsible authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to encourage young people and give them the opportunity to express their views and contribute to the construction of a homeland of freedom and progress.

The Arab Alliance calls on the Saudi authorities to release blogger Raef Badawi, giving an example of forgiveness and to encourage freedoms and contribution to the nation building.