A week ago, Raif Badawi received the EU's Sakharov human rights prize for his courageous efforts at promoting free speech in Saudi Arabia. Now, his wife says he's on a hunger strike... his condition, worsening by the day.
The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Venezuela's opposition-dominated National Assembly, as well as to political prisoners in the country.
He is known as "MBS" or "Mr. Everything." As the king's favorite son, he is in line to take power in Saudi Arabia. However, the role Mohammed bin Salman plays in Riyadh has two sides.
Lebanon’s outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri has held talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. After the meeting, he reiterated that he would return to Beirut next week.
The Saudi government will apparently resume the lashing punishment against blogger Raif Badawi. The Raif Badawi Foundation announced it had received this news from a "private source."
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