A Swiss newspaper is reporting that imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi could have his sentence of 1,000 lashes suspended, but Amnesty International has yet to confirm the news. The Swiss Secretary of Foreign Affairs Yves Rossier told the Fribourg daily newspaper La Liberté that Badawi’s sentence was suspended. “A royal pardon is in the works […]
Note from the Foundation: Raif was writing about the importance for his country to implemente reforms especially for the youth, etc. Thomas L. Friedman Foreign affairs, globalization and technology. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia is a country that is easier to write about from afar, where you can just […]
JUNE 27, 2015 – CILUNA The following article was published the first time on the Raif Badawi website on 24 March 2015. Here is a link to the article on this website. There is also a German version on that website, in case you are interested. Please look also at this website for petitions and […]
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has openly criticized Saudi Arabia over its dismal human rights records and its promotion of the Wahabbi ideology. During a Thursday meeting with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Kurz said that Austria is at loggerheads with Saudi Arabia over human rights issues and views numerous death penalties handed down in […]
URGENT. Message from Ashraf’s brother, Mounir Fayad, on facebook. “After learning the news of the judgment of my brother, my father has undergone a crisis because hypertension which had a major brain hemorrhage underwent in emergency surgery. It has remained in the ICU five days in very critical situation that has not been overcome. Rest […]
PEN is appalled at the news that Ashraf Fayadh, a poet, artist, curator, and member of British-Saudi art organisation Edge of Arabia, has been sentenced to death. According to reports, Fayadh, originally sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes in May 2014, is now due to be executed following a retrial. Read more.
The Austrian Green Party wrote an open letter to the Chancellor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs after Ensaf Haidar has visited Vienna this October. We are grateful and excited about this initiative. Open letter of the Green Party to the Austrian Chancellor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs October 9th, 2015 Dear Mr. Chancellor, […]
DW NEWS Saudi blogger and activist Raif Badawi was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1000 lashes for “insulting Islam”. His wife Ensaf Haidar has initiated a special award for “courageous journalism”. Read more.
ENSAF HAIDAR, DIE FRAU DES ZU 1000 PEITSCHENHIEBEN VERURTEILTEN BLOGGERS RAIF BADAWI, STELLT IHR BUCH VOR
Von CLAUDIA VON DÜHREN Die Freitage sind am schlimmsten. Dann muss Ensaf Haidar (39) fürchten, dass ihr Ehemann erneut unter die Knute des saudi-arabischen Regimes gerät. Der liberale Internet-Aktivist Raif Badawi (31) wurde im Mai 2014 zu zehn Jahren Haft und 1000 Peitschenhieben verurteilt, da er seine Meinung frei geäußert hat. An einem Freitag im Januar wurden die ersten […]