Imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, recent recipient of a prestigious European human rights award, has suffered fainting spells and deteriorating health because of a hunger strike, his wife said on Thursday. Ensaf Haidar, who was granted asylum in Canada with the couple’s three children, said by phone she hoped her[…]
A Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes may be flogged for a second time on Friday, campaigners fear. This week Saudi Arabia’s supreme court upheld a sentence of 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on Raif Badawi for insulting Islam. The judgment came despite criticism from the United[…]
A masked gang wielding machetes has hacked a blogger to death in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack since the start of the year, police said. Ananta Bijoy Das was killed in the Subid Bazar area of Sylhet city as he walked to work at around 8:40am on[…]
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was set to appeal for the release of liberal blogger Raif Badawi at a meeting with the Saudi Arabian King Salman on Sunday. Badawi was sentenced last year to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for allegedly insulting Islam. The first of the lashings[…]
Saudi Arabian authorities on Friday postponed a scheduled flogging of liberal blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds, a rights advocacy group said, in a case that has triggered an international outcry. Amnesty International said Badawi was removed from his jail cell in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah early[…]
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