Tag Archive: Raif Badawi

Sep 18 2013

Insult to humanity

I have written about Raif Badawi, the wonderful Saudi blogger and website editor calling for religious liberalisation who was recently sentenced to 7 years in prison and given 600 lashes (600!) for “insulting Islam”. His wife and three children have been forced to flee the country. Here’s what she says: What’s important now is that …

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Aug 09 2013

I stand with Raif Badawi

Aug 02 2013

On Raif Badawi: When is it going to end?

raif badawi-cbsnews-com

I reported on Raif Badawi before here. The founder of a website calling for religious liberalisation has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes. How does someone survive 600 lashes? Since they couldn’t execute him for apostasy as was initially planned, they hope to kill him with 600 lashes (150 at a …

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