“Raif Badawi in books” – thoughts about two books by and about Raif Badawi

By. CILuna27 – I want to share in this post some thoughts about two books which were published last year: Ensaf Haidar’s book: “Freiheit für Raif Badawi, die Liebe meines Lebens” (“Freedom for Raif Badawi, the love of my life”) and a collection of Raif Badawi’s blog posts “1000 Lashes because I say what I […]

Raif Badawi’s wife pleads with the world not to forget her husband – See more at: http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001593.html#sthash.6r5i2gIm.dpuf

Note by Tom Gross. Above is a video of the on-stage interview I conducted earlier this week with Ensaf Haidar, the wife of the courageous Saudi blogger and political prisoner Raif Badawi. In 2014, Raif Badawi was sentenced to 1000 lashes and ten years in harsh prison conditions for calling for freedom of speech in […]

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 […]


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 […]

Newsweek – LAW & ORDER Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Wins PEN Free-Speech Award

By Nick Winchester 10/7/15 at 4:16 PM Newsweek – Saudi blogger and activist Raif Badawi has been awarded the 2015 International Writer of Courage by English PEN, the founding center of a worldwide writers’ association who defend freedom of expression. In May 2014, Badawi was convicted of “insulting Islam” after he criticized Saudi clerics on his […]

Nobel Peace Prize 2015: Likely contenders

By Susannah Cullinane, Greg Botelho and Don Melvin, CNN The Norwegian Nobel Committee says there are 273 candidates for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Story highlights The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize 2015 will be announced Friday The Norwegian Nobel Committee keeps nominees secret for 50 years But that doesn’t stop predictions about likely contenders for […]