Ludovic Trarieux human rights prize announced that this year’s laureate is Waleed Abu AlKhair from Saudi Arabia

Waleed Abulkhair

Waleed Abulkhair

A Jury composed of 21 european lawyers coming from the bars of Paris, Bordeaux, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Luxemburg, Roma, together with the European Bar Human Rights Institute (IDHAE) and the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) meeting in Amsterdam Bar Association Office on June 12th 2015, awarded the 20th Ludovic trarieux Human Rights Prize to Saudi lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair.

Waleed Abu Al-Khair is the founder of the Monitor of Human Rights inSaudi Arabia (MHRSA) was last year handed a 15-year sentence on six charges by a specialized court in connection with his work.

Waleed Abu Al-Khair has long campaigned for reforms in the conservative kingdoms through the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (MHRSA) organisation he founded. Currently in jail himself, he represented his brother-in-law prominent blogger Badawi who has been jailed for 10 years and sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam More Detials.

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