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".
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.
"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.
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.
As human rights organizations put Saudi Arabia under pressure once again, DW's Tim Sebastian presses Prince Turki Al-Faisal on Raif Badawi, "alternative facts" and torture cases.
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