Raif Badawi could face trial for apostasy
Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger whose punishment of 1,000 lashes has prompted international condemnation, may now face the death penalty.
Mr Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, told The Independent in a series of messages that judges in Saudi Arabia’s criminal court want him to undergo a re-trial for apostasy. If found guilty, he would face a death sentence.
Following are the remarks of Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, delivered at the October 6, 2016 United Nations press conference organized by UN Watch, Human Rights Foundation, and the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Centre, to oppose the election of dictatorships to the UN Human Rights Council.
Text of Ensaf Haidar’s Statement
UN Press Conference
October 6, 2016
H/t kevin a.