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Saudi Arabia: Prize to Jailed Blogger Spotlights Oppression

Saudi Arabia: Prize to Jailed Blogger Spotlights Oppression

Posted: 2nd November 2015 By: Evelyne Abitbol Category: News Comment: 0

EU, Member States Should Press for Raif Badawi’s Release

Human Rights Watch – (Brussels) – The awarding of the European Parliament’s 2015 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, on October 29, 2015, to the ejailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents. Saudi authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Badawi, who was sentenced in 2014 to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam by setting up a liberal website.

 

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