On January 9, 2015, Saudi blogger and activist Raif Badawi was lashed fifty times. 950 more lashes still await him. His trial and sentence for "insulting Islam" have widely been condemned internationally – so far to no avail.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is leading talks in the Gulf to try to resolve the crisis in Yemen. More pressure must be put on Saudi Arabia – and not only over Yemen, comments Kersten Knipp.
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.
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.
"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.
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