|Title:||Demonstration Raif Badawi The Hague|
Thursday, January 15, hundreds of people stood in front of the Saudi embassy in The Hague The Netherlands. They raised their voices for the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to ten years in prison and a thousand lashes.
In May 2014, the Saudi Arabia government sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He was convicted of insulting Islam through his writings and on his website, which was set up to encourage public debate.
On Friday 9 January 2015, Raif received the first 50 of 1,000 painful lashes. An eyewitness said that “he was silent, but you could tell that he was in real pain”. Raif is now due to receive more.
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
COUNTRY: MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST/SAUDI ARABIA, EUROPE/WESTERN EUROPE/NETHERLANDS
GENRE: ACTION / EVENT
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|Copyright Credit:||Copyright: Jorn van Eck|
|Agreement Notes:||Amnesty International (Jorn... Read more|
|Date Photo or Video Created:||15/01/2015 00:00|
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