The Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi has been awarded this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Badawi was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1000 lashes for insulting Islam and advocating freedom of speech.
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.
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.
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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