Saudi blogger and activist Raif Badawi was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1000 lashes for "insulting Islam". His wife Ensaf Haidar has initiated a special award for "courageous journalism".
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 Mohammad bin Salman plays in Riyadh has two sides.
"He's doing poorly," says Ensaf Haidar of her husband, the blogger Raif Badawi, who has been in prison for five years. In an interview with DW, Haidar talks about the fundamental right to freedom of expression.
The journalist Raif Badawi has been in prison for five years. His crime was writing critically about politics and society in Saudi Arabia. The fight for his release goes on.
Saudi Arabia reportedly wants to resume its corporal punishment against detained blogger Raif Badawi. In an interview with DW, his wife Ensaf Haidar, opens up about her fears.
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