Oct 13

Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty:

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.

UN Testimony: Wife of Raif Badawi Urges His Release as Saudis Seek UNHRC Reelection:

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.

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