Why Saudi Arabia is so afraid of Raif Badawi?

By Sara Yasin 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison. That’s the punishment Saudi Arabia handed to Raif Badawi, a 31-year-old blogger and writer accused of creating an online space promoting secularism, and questioning the country’s religious establishment. The Saudi government ordered that Badawi receive 50 lashes every Friday for 20 weeks. Video of the […]

Sakharov Prize 2015 – Raif on the short list

Raif is on the short list of  the Sakharov Prize 2015 The European Parliament also supports human rights through the annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, established in 1988.  The prize is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention to human […]

Kämpferin gegen die Barbarei

Ensaf Haidars größtes Ziel: Ihren Mann, den verurteilten Blogger Raif Badawi, befreien. Die letzten Stunden vor den Freitagen sind für Ensaf Haidar immer die schlimmsten. An einem Freitag im Jänner war ihr Mann, der saudische Blogger Raif Badawi, öffentlich mit 50 Hieben ausgepeitscht worden. Weitere 950 Peitschenschläge müsste der 31-Jährige laut Gerichtsurteil noch erhalten. Zu […]

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Amnesty organisierte mit Ensaf Haidar Kundgebung für Raif Badawi vor saudischer Botschaft – Glawischnig: Müssen politischen Druck aufrechterhalten Wien/Riad – Ensaf Haidar, die Frau des inhaftierten saudischen Bloggers Raif Badawi, hat Dienstagmittag gemeinsam mit 20 bis 30 Personen vor der saudischen Botschaft in Wien für die Freilassung ihres Mannes demonstriert. Amnesty International Österreich organisierte die […]

Give Raif Badawi the Nobel Peace Price — and send a long-overdue message to Saudi Arabia | Ali A. Rizvi

 | The author Ali A. Rizvi grew up in Saudi Arabia and is a friend of Raif Badawi. ALI A. RIZVI  The world will not stand up to Saudi Arabia. The United States won’t do it, the United Kingdom won’t do it, and the United Nations won’t do it. This leaves the Nobel Committee. In […]

Raif Awarded the 2015 PEN Pinter Prize

Saudi blogger and activist Raif Badawi will share the 2015 PEN Pinter Prize with British poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton. Badawi was named the 2015 International Writer of Courage, selected by Fenton from a shortlist of international cases of concern supported by English PEN, during a public event held this evening at the […]

2015 Sakharov Prize Nominations Announced

The nominations for Parliament´s 2015 Sakharov Prize were formally presented this Monday 28 September at a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development committees and the Human Rights subcommittee. The Sakharov prize is awarded every year to honour exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression. The winner will be selected in late October. […]

For wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi: ‘It’s a life of waiting’

Front of Washington Post with Mr. Kevin Sullivan “It’s a life of waiting,” said Ensaf Haidar, whose husband, Raif Badawi, a blogger who has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for almost four years. Haidar, who lives in exile in Canada with their three young children, is in Washington this week, meeting with members of Congress […]