Imprisoned Saudi blogger’s health deteriorating

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[…]

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Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of liberal blogger

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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