Raif Badawi awarded prestigious Sakharov price
The European parliament has awarded its prize for Freedom of Thought to the imprisoned Saoudi Blogger

Last May, Raif Badawi received the first Honorary Title for Freedom of Expression at our first edition of Difference Day. Since then, his situation has attracted international attention. This now culminates in him being awarded the prestigious Sakharov prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament.

Hopefully, the growing international recognition will be of benefit to both his cause as his personal situation. Mr. Badawi is still in Saoudi prison and faces a 10 year sentence as well as repeated floggings.

More information (in Dutch): http://www.vubtoday.be/nl/content/blogger-de-nor-raif-badawi-krijgt-sacharovprijs
Created by Ike Picone on 30/10/2015