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Raif Badawi

Name: Raif Badawi

Raif Badawi

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Journalist

Arrest Date: 17 June 2012

Personal information

Name: Raif Badawi

Name in Arabic: رائف بدوي

Date of Birth: 13 January 1984

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Humanrights activist

Place of residence: Jeddah

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:17 June 2012

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Dhahban Central Prison, Jeddah

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Insulting Islam through electronic channels

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: Sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment

Date of verdict: Sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Torture and ill-treatment

Violation details: According to tweets from his wife, on 11 December 2019 he started a hunger strike as a protest to ill treatment until 23 December 2019

References

Reference 1: None

Reference 2: https://cpj.org/data/people/raif-badawi/

Reference 3: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raif_Badawi https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/case-history-raif-badawi https://alqst.org/prisonersofconscience/raif-badawi

Reference 4: https://www.dw.com/en/saudi-blogger-raif-badawi-goes-on-prison-hunger-strike/a-50507177 https://www.dw.com/en/jailed-saudi-blogger-raif-badawi-ends-hunger-strike-says-wife/a-50538602

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