Why Raif Badawi must be included in the Sakharov shortlist

The plight of Raif Badawi has touched thousands of hearts around the world.

A man who has strove for Human Rights and Women’s Rights,
through his writings as a blogger.
He now has a book published in many different languages.

Professing only peace and harmony Raif is now languishing in a prison.
In fear for his life simply because he expressed his right to peacefully verbalize
his opinions and beliefs.

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He has had his wife and three young chidren taken away from him.
His freedom denied and his power of thought quashed.

Raif is a brave and articulate man, that has now been reduced to not knowing
whether he will be publicly beaten
or whether he will live or die, on a weekly basis.

What was his crime ? One might ask.

This is why Raif Badawi is an exemplorary candidate
for the prestigious Sakharov Prize.

Read the dossier in support of Raif Badawi