Raif Badawi  

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"In 2014, Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian writer and the creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals, was sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam". --Sholem Stein

"Du Maroc à l'Arabie Saoudite, les peines vont de la prison ferme à la peine capitale, le fouet ou le lynchage populaire. Ceux qui ont en fait les frais ne se comptent plus, de Salman Rushdie, à Raef Badawi, en passant par Nawal al-Saadawi, Tasleema Nasreen, Boualem Sansal, Kamel Daoud, Waleed al-Husseini, Cheikh Mohamed Ould El Mkheitir, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Nahed Hattar ... Lorsqu'ils n'ont pas été assassinés, ils ont tous été apostasiés. Ils ont dû s'exiler ou se cacher, ils ont connu la prison, la torture et l'exclusion sociale." --Détruire le fascisme islamique (2016), Zineb El Rhazoui

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Raif Badawi (born 13 January 1984, name also transcribed as Raef Badawi) is a Saudi Arabian writer and activist and the creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals.

He was arrested in 2012 on a charge of insulting Islam through electronic channels and brought to court on several charges including apostasy. He was convicted of several charges and sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes in 2013, then resentenced to 1,000 lashes and ten years in prison plus a fine in 2014. The lashes were to be carried out over 20 weeks. The first 50 were administered on January 9, 2015. The second set has been postponed more than twelve times.

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