The Public Flogging of Raif Badawi is set to resume – #FreeRaif

Ensaf Haidar, the wife of the unjustly imprisoned Raif Badawi, has issued a statement in which she reports that his flogging is set to resume … I was informed by an informed source, that the Saudi authorities have given the green light to the resumption of Raif Badawi’s flogging. The informed source also said that the … Read more

Saudi Arabia, Human Rights and the UN … some shocking news

You would perhaps expect Saudi Arabia to be facing considerable pressure from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but apparently not. Let’s first make this abundantly clear … The Mandate and goal of the UNHRC is that it is … a United Nations System inter-governmental body whose 47 member states are responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around … Read more

Crime and Punishment in Saudi Arabia

Suppose you lived in that bastion of extremely strict fanatical Islamist thinking, Saudi Arabia, and you were wicked enough to not only rape a child, a 5 year old, but also then attempted to cover up your crime by murdering that same 5 year old, what would you expect to happen if you were caught? … Read more

Raif Badawi update – #FreeRaif

If you have been following the news then you may already be aware, but rather sadly Saudi Arabia has upheld Raif Badawi‘s 10 year sentence and 1,000 lashes for the ‘crime’ of enabling social debate online. The BBC reports … Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment … Read more

Raif Badawi … one year later – #FreeRaif

Just over 1 year ago in May 2014 Raif Badawi was found guilty of breaking Saudi Arabia’s strict technology laws and insulting Islamic religious figures by creating and managing an online forum, oh and they also jailed Mr Badawi’s lawyer as well, Waleed Abulkhair. Mr Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes, a fine of … Read more

Raif Badawi’s deleted posts have today been published in a new book #FreeRaif

Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 10 years in jail and to also be whipped in public every Friday for simply blogging criticism of the religious clerics in Saudi Arabia,  has a new book published today … (sorry but in German). It is entitled – 1,000 lashes: Because I say what I think – and the … Read more

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