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Raif Badawi

Prominent female Saudi rights advocate arrested

Human rights groups and activists say one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent human rights advocates has been arrested.

Jan 13, 2016, 03:15 AM IST

Canada offers to take in jailed Saudi blogger Badawi

Canada offered Friday to take in Raif Badawi, a jailed Saudi blogger who faces flogging, listing him as a priority immigrant on humanitarian grounds so that he might rejoin his family already living here.

Jun 12, 2015, 22:57 PM IST

Saudi Arabia rejects interference in blogger case

The Saudi Arabian foreign ministry rejected on Thursday criticism made by some countries and international organisations on the arrest of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Jun 11, 2015, 23:27 PM IST

Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle: Report

Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has described in his first public remarks from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

Mar 29, 2015, 01:05 AM IST

EU lawmakers call for release of flogged Saudi blogger

European Union lawmakers are demanding the immediate release from jail of a Saudi blogger sentenced to be flogged 50 times a week over several months for insulting Islam.

Feb 13, 2015, 02:51 AM IST

Bayern Munich apologise for failing to condemn Saudi flogging

 Bayern Munich apologised on Wednesday after failing to voice their support for an activist who was flogged in Saudi Arabia during their trip last week.

Jan 21, 2015, 21:54 PM IST

Sweden protests Saudi flogging of convicted blogger

Sweden's Foreign Ministry says it summoned Saudi Arabia's charge d'affaires to protest the flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam.

Jan 20, 2015, 02:55 AM IST

Prison, lashes for liberal Saudi web forum founder

A newspaper in Saudi Arabia says the founder of a liberal-minded website has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes.

Jul 30, 2013, 21:20 PM IST