Saudi Blogger’s Wife Says Inhumane Sentence Proves Kingdom’s Brutality

May 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured

 

This Saudi journalist faces the 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for insulting Islam.

This Saudi journalist faces the 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for insulting Islam.

Raif Badawi, co-founder of the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam.”

The sentencing of a prominent Saudi blogger to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam shows the Kingdom is run by radical Islamists who leave no room for dissent, his wife told FoxNews.com.

Raif Badawi, co-founder of the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” website and a well-known thinker and blogger, has been accused of writing anti-Islamic discourse online. His wife, who fled the nation two years ago and now lives near Montreal, said Badawi is “paying the price” for believing in freedom of expression.

“He is the leader of the Saudi liberal movement, and the government wants to make a symbol out of him.” – Ensaf Haidar, wife of Saudi blogger

“I am very shocked by the news, but the Saudi government is radical Muslim,” Ensaf Haidar told FoxNews.com of her husband. “He is the leader of the Saudi liberal movement, and the government wants to make a symbol out of him.”

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“He is a prisoner of conscience who is guilty of nothing more than daring to create a public forum for discussion and peacefully exercising the right to freedom of expression,” said Philip Luther, director of the Middle East and North Africa program at Amnesty International.

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