[LAST UPDATED ON 9 DECEMBER] RAIF BADAWI…

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Updates:

  • …Badawi may receive royal pardon 5 years after being jailed for ‘insulting Islam’
  • Jailed Saudi blogger could get pardon, wife told
  • Holme Award given posthumously to Daphne Caruana Galizia
  • Some cautious skepticism about Saudi Arabia’s ‘reforms’
  • Life without religion
  • Change is coming as young Saudis crave freedom
  • Raïf Badawi receives a press card an honorary award at the gala of the FPJQ
  • Don’t use divisive term ‘Islamophobia,’ expert tells MPs
  • Raif Badawi: Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question
  • Mada Masr nominated for 2 international journalism awards
  • Looking back on 30 years of the Sakharov Prize
  • Quebec women who’ve worn niqabs discuss province’s controversial neutrality bill
  • Indian cartoonist Aseem Trivedi…, says free speech ‘not in good condition’
  • Writers from the ‘Other’ Turkey Speak Out in Frankfurt
  • Irwin Cotler: Canada is ‘protecting our sovereignty’ with Magnitsky law
  • An old man telling women they can drive is sexism, not freedom
  • Handout photo of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi provided by Amnesty International
  • U.S. School Partners With Saudi Security College
  • Saudi women, dissidents deserve Western feminists’ support
  • Iran Nuclear Deal tops Nobel lists
  • Trudeau owes Trump a debt of gratitude
  • 10 Facts You Should Know About Raif Badawi, Victim Of Religious Persecution
  • A sheikh offered to take 200 lashes on behalf of Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi
  • The ‘new’ Saudi Arabia is still a dungeon
  • Wife of [Raif Badawi] to Address U.N…. With Saudi Ambassador Present
  • Watchdog: Saudi children ‘being taught hatred’ in religion class
  • Nobel peace prize for Rohingya next month?
  • Campaigners Want Big PR Firms To Stop Working With Abusive Regimes
  • Raif Badawi’ Wife Releases Video Of His Cruel Punishment For The First Time
  • Saudi blogger’s wife says crowd ‘cheered like a beach party’
  • Secretary of State Says Atheists, Too, Are Victims of Religious Persecution
  • Nothing ‘Moderate’ About Malaysia’s Dissent Crackdown
  • Ottawa should heed Quebec voices on Saudi arms sales
  • Saudi Arabia must do something about its barbaric human rights practices
  • London ex-Muslim world meet seeks right to criticize Islamism…
  • Vigil for Raif Badawi, Waleed Abulkhair and Ashraf Fayadh
  • Freedom of speech never more valuable
  • Tillerson Visit…Must Not Greenlight More Abuses Against Human Rights Defenders
  • Saudis block Israeli Arab website for coverage of ‘normalization’ with Israel
  • Dusseault denounces the “ridiculous” remarks of the Saudi ambassador
  • Saudi ambassador: Canada should mind its own business over Raif Badawi
  • Saudi ambassador tells Trudeau government to stop raising… Raif Badawi’s case
  • Saudi Arabia’s attempt to silence Al Jazeera is outrageous
  • Saudi Crown Prince Must Use Promotion To End Raif Badawi’s Prison Ordeal
  • Saudi blogger Raif Badawi deteriorating after five years in prison
  • Ten years in jail and 1,000 lashes: why we must defend Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
  • Saudi blogger Raif Badawi marks five years in prison
  • Family calls on more action to help Saudi Blogger on fifth anniversary…
  • BLOGGER WHIPPED, IMPRISONED FIVE YEARS…
  • Raif Badawi to receive honorary degree for defence of free speech
  • Raif Badawi’s Children Call On Trudeau To Act In Amnesty International Video
  • Amusings: Barbarians
  • Derry North West Ireland branch meeting and vigil for Raif Badawi
  • The countries that cane their convicts
  • The Reason Why Facebook’s AI Research Director Did Not Visit Saudi Arabia…
  • Trump in Saudi Arabia: A Brief Reflection on Values
  • Saudi prisoner Raif Badawi’s wife: ‘Every hour feels like a month’
  • Does Trump’s visit offer hope for imprisoned Saudi blogger?
  • Saudi blogger’s wife calls for his freedom
  • How can Canada pretend that Saudi Arabia is an honourable, peaceful country?
  • Trudeau must help Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
  • Ensaf Haidar: An appeal to the Saudi government
  • Saudi Arabia sentences man to death for ‘insulting religion’
  • Can Merkel press Saudi authorities on women’s rights?
  • Wife of jailed Saudi blogger appeals to Merkel
  • …Theresa May… Saudi Arabia’s Abysmal Human Rights Record?
  • West still bowing to Saudi Arabia
  • Care2 Members Urge Theresa May to Stop Selling Weapons to Saudi Arabia
  • Remember Raif Badawi?
  • Saudi ‘prisoner of conscience’ ordered to pay $270,000 fine
  • Bianca Jagger leads Saudi petition hand-in to UK Prime Minister
  • Saudi Arabia: Accusations and invitations
  • The United Nations: Making a Mockery of Human Rights*
  • *Yes, I recognize that this is a reactionary, Alt+Right site, but sometimes we need to read and understand what those whom we don’t support are saying.
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  • Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Samar Badawi Summoned for Interrogation
  • EU ‘must be pro-active in defending human rights in Saudi Arabia…’
  • Amnesty lashes out at Saudi Arabia for intensified rights crackdown
  • Canadians behind bars in foreign countries
  • The Saudis at the UN Human Rights Council
  • America’s Secular Community Just Won A Significant Legal Victory
  • Limiting religious pluralism a self-inflicted wound
  • RSF urges Boris Johnson to raise case of… Raif Badawi during Saudi Arabia visit
  • Freeing Raif Badawi
  • A Message to President-Elect Trump About… Freedom in the Muslim World
  • Muslim Leaders Call for Blogger’s Death Sentence to Be Upheld
  • Canada Has The Power To Seek Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi’s Freedom
  • Dion’s closed-door meeting with Saudi human rights chief rankles Conservatives
  • Former minister calls on Trudeau to use Saudi relationship in Badawi case
  • Canada’s top diplomat to press Saudis on jailed blogger
  • Raif Badawi’s Advocates to Go to U.N. to Demand Saudi Blogger’s Release
  • Saudis reject Dion’s demand to release Raif Badawi to join family in Canada
  • Saudi blogger Raif Badawi faces further round of flogging, supporters say
  • Saudi blogger Raif Badawi to be given more lashes in prison
  • Wife of Raif Badawi Urges His Release as Saudis Seek UNHRC Reelection
  • raif badawi 160123

    More than 30 days have passed since Raif Badawi was last in the news on 1 September. This is precisely what those drawn into the light pray for, that the news cycle allows their particularly evil to slip from the public consciousness, and this is precisely why I keep hammering away at the same message. This morning, 6 October, this story popped up:

  • ‘Help me,’ Raïf Badawi’s wife tells Justin Trudeau
  • In a world of more than 7.4 billion people, why do I think Raif Badawi is important? I have a personal connection in that he is a blogger, but there is more than that, Free Speech is important to me. I can’t save all the starfish on the beach, but I can help save this one.

  • IN SAUDI ARABIA, ATHEISM EQUALS TERRORISM…
  • Tweet Proclaiming Atheism Lands Saudi Man 2,000 Lashes, 10 Years Behind Bars
  • Free Raif Badawi, Free Turkish journalists
  • Saudi Dissident Raif Badawi to Get Biopic Treatment
  • USCIRF to SAUDI ARABIA: Release Raif Badawi
  • Wife of Raif Badawi, Imprisoned Saudi Blogger, Feels Pain From Afar
  • LaFleche: Conference looks into the jihadist mind
  • Fourth Anniversary of Raif Badawi’s Arrest: Let’s Not Lose Hope
  • The Brutal Lash of the Saudi Thought Police
  • Scotland’s literary elite demand UK action on [Raif Badawi] once exiled in Glasgow
  • Raif Badawi ends hunger strike
  • Imprisoned Saudi blogger is in hospital following a two-day hunger strike.
  • The Hour of Truth
  • Wife of… Raif Badawi campaigns for husband after public lashes
  • what readers think: Time to act on Saudi arms deal.
  • Dion urged to push Saudi Arabia for prisoners’ release
  • Stéphane Dion urged to use Saudi arms deal to free Raif Badawi
  • How I Told My Children Their Father Had Been Lashed
  • RAIF BADAWI NEWS…
    Raif Badawi News Aggregate…
    6 ways you can help Raif Badawi and other activists in Saudi Arabia

    Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger who was sentenced to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, now faces being beheaded for renouncing the religion, his family have said.

    What is the difference between an execution for your beliefs by ISIS and an execution for your beliefs by the House of Saud? Trudy Rubin agrees with me, none at all.

    Updates:

  • Wife of Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes reveals horror…
  • The first 50 lashes: a Saudi activist’s wife endures her husband’s brutal sentence
  • “Raif Badawi: The Voice of Freedom, My Husband, Our Story”
  • Activist group attacks Saudi embassy in Berlin with light
  • UN panel warns about Israel, Saudi human rights violations
  • Vocal in opposition, Liberals turn quiet on fate of jailed Saudi blogger
  • UN torture committee calls on Saudi to stop corporal punishments
  • Montreal rally takes place in support of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
  • Obama should speak up for an imprisoned blogger in Saudi Arabia
  • Obama Urged… Press Saudi Government to Free Activists During Upcoming Trip
  • Rally in support of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi planned for Thursday
  • Raif Badawi’s ‘exemplary courage’ garners another freedom of speech prize
  • Saudi blogger Raif Badawi awarded freedom of speech prize
  • Amnesty International blasts Trudeau for remarks about Raif Badawi
  • REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS – RAIF BADAWI
  • Saudi Arabia Canada’s ‘most important’ trading partner in the Middle East
  • How James Jones Uncovered a Rarely Seen Side of Saudi Arabia
  • ‘Saudi Arabia Uncovered:’ PBS ‘Frontline’ Examines Public Floggings, Beheadings…
  • Little, Brown and English PEN hold vigil for imprisoned Saudi blogger
  • A Saudi woman struggles for her husband, a political prisoner
  • Can Canada do business with Saudi Arabia and still support human rights?
  • MEPs raise blogger Badawi’s case during Saudi visit
  • Algonquin just one of Canada’s Saudi dilemmas
  • Raif Badawi began to feed themselves and getting better
  • Saudi blogger Badawi moved to solitary confinement
  • Canada won’t grant citizenship to jailed blogger
  • Montrealers celebrate Raif Badawi’s birthday
  • Sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi released after detention in Saudi Arabia
  • Sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi also detained in Saudi Arabia
  • Thank God it’s not Friday
  • Raif Badawi supporters to give petition to Saudi embassy in London
  • 6 ways you can help Raif Badawi and other activists in Saudi Arabia
  • Vigil for Raif Badawi and Waleed Abulkhair
  • Four reasons the UK needs a New Year’s resolution on Saudi Arabia
  • Imprisoned Saudi blogger’s health deteriorating, wife says
  • Keystrokes in the West may mean a death sentence in Saudi Arabia
  • Saudis under fire from UN over free speech ‘repression’
  • If the Saudis really want to fight terror, they should start at home
  • Justin Trudeau not ready to personally intervene in case of… Raif Badawi
  • Raif Badawi’s case raised by Stéphane Dion with Saudi counterpart
  • Sakharov Prize an ‘historic moment’ for jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
  • Family’s ‘Hopes Dashed’ After Blogger Raif Badawi is Moved to ‘Final’ Saudi Prison
  • My Husband Is In Prison For Exercising His Freedom Of Expression
  • Raif Badawi: An Urgent Appeal
  • Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi on hunger strike
  • Sakharov Prize to be awarded to Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
  • Austria speaks out on Saudi human rights
  • Use the ‘power of the pen’ in Write for Rights campaign
  • UN demands immediate release of Raif Badawi, his lawyer and…
  • RAIF BADAWI SENTENCE SUSPENDED, ROYAL PARDON FOR BLOGGER IMMINENT…
  • Blogger Raif Badawi is not well, says wife
  • Vigil for Raif Badawi and Waleed Abulkhair
  • Trudeau’s sunny ways may not do at the Saudi embassy
  • An update on the infamous activists still left in Saudi prisons
  • Lawyers Without Borders unveils the written argument sent to Saudi Arabia
  • A relationship in need of rethinking?
  • Raif Badawi’s Supporters Met By Closed Doors At Saudi Embassy
  • The evil persecution of Raif Badawi
  • Vancouver Writers Fest breaks attendance record with another stellar program
  • Raif Badawi wins EU’s Sakharov human rights prize
  • Quebec calls on Trudeau to help release Raif Badawi
  • Flogging of jailed Saudi blogger ‘to resume soon’
  • Telegraph carries Saudi propaganda to blast Jeremy Corbyn
  • Light Behind Bars – what would you go to prison for?
  • German Foreign Minister in Amman
  • German top diplomat raises Saudi blogger case in kingdom
  • IPA accepts China, promotes Saudi Arabia
  • Raif Badawi shortlisted for EU Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
  • Saudi Arabia’s history of cruel and unusual punishments
  • Sweden, Free Speech & Diplomacy: Why Haven’t We Heard About This?
  • BBC World Service discusses Raif Badawi and free speech in Saudi Arabia
  • Merkel, Zerai, Pope Francis, [Raif Badawi] all in Nobel Peace Prize buzz
  • Raif Badawi’s wife protests in Vienna
  • Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi named co-winner of PEN Pinter prize
  • Wife of Imprisoned, Lashed Saudi Blogger Speaks Out
  • West must not accept Saudi Arabia’s barbarism and its human rights abuses
  • How Saudi Arabia, and a $15B armoured vehicle deal, became an election issue
  • Memoir By Wife of Imprisoned Saudi Blogger Gains Attention
  • NUJ Derry branch show solidarity with Raif Badawi
  • Ensaf Haidar outraged as UN appoints Saudi Arabia rep to lead human rights panel
  • Raif Badawi’s wife takes fight for Saudi blogger’s release to Washington DC
  • Wife of Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 1,000 Lashes In U.S. to Fight for His Release
  • For wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi: ‘It’s a life of waiting’
  • Saudi Blogger’s Wife Says His Lashing Sentence Is “An Ongoing Nightmare”
  • 1,000 Lashes session at Vancouver Writers Fest
  • Foundation created in support of jailed blogger Raif Badawi
  • Saudi’s Badawi, listed for EU rights prize
  • Videos on Raif Badawi collected from across the internet.
  • Media Watchdog Urges Barack Obama to Press Saudi King on Rights
  • Quebec wants to uncover faces while it covers mouths
  • Wife of Raif Badawi: ‘All of this has taught me to be stronger’
  • Vigil for Raif Badawi and Waleed Abulkhair
  • Bobs honor Raif Badawi with the Freedom of Speech award
  • Who Is Afraid of Mohamed Cheikh? It Is About Slavery Not the Prophet!
  • MP secures Foreign Office action on Raif Badawi
  • Wife of Saudi blogger launches campaign to free African writer on death row
  • 10 Years in Jail & 1,000 Lashes: In Conversation with Ensaf Haidar
  • Special Report (Wrongful Convictions): Collective action vital for change
  • Pirate Party Activist Raymond Johansen to Be Publicly Flogged Sunday
  • Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court reviewing case of jailed blogger
  • Saudi foreign minister rules out early reprieve for blogger
  • HRW calls on S Arabia to free pro-reform writer
  • Brussels inhabitants step up campaign to free Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
  • 1000 Lashes is a chilling call to action
  • Paul Kaufman is sceptical about gov’s values of tolerance and democracy
  • Peaceful expression is a human right.
  • Why are they so deferential to Saudi Arabia? The answer is, of course, money
  • Andy McSmith’s Diary: Another day, another Tobias Ellwood embarrassment
  • SNP’s Stewart McDonald highlights the case of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
  • GLANVILLE ADDRESSES PARLIAMENT ON BADAWI…
  • The Writings of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi
  • A Sheer Inferno of Unbearable Torture
  • Human rights activists in Glasgow hold vigil for jailed Saudi blogger
  • Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award for Raif Badawi
  • How to sway Riyadh to free Badawi
  • BADAWI GETS COMPANY (NOT THE GOOD KIND)…
  • Most important prize ever awarded by the Bobs
  • Day of action for Raif Badawi
  • 1000 LASHES: BECAUSE I SAY WHAT I THINK…
  • Pledge to protest for Raif Badawi
  • Quebec grants Saudi blogger Raif Badawi immigration certificate
  • Jailed Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi’s Writings Published in Quebec
  • David Cameron to be urged to help free jailed Saudi blogger
  • Saudi King Salman Should Free Blogger Raif Badawi
  • Canada offers to take in jailed Saudi blogger Badawi
  • A mockery of human rights in Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan
  • Jailed blogger Raif Badawi’s lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair wins human rights award
  • Flogged Blogger’s Backers Rally at Saudi Embassy
  • Raif Badawi sentence highlights Saudi Arabia’s human rights hypocrisy
  • SWEDEN’S MARGOT WALLSTRÖM IS STILL RIGHT…
  • Human rights situation dire in Saudi Arabia
  • WE ARE AND WE REMAIN RAIF BADAWI…
  • Farce: Saudi Arabia Hosting UN Human Rights Conference on Religious Freedom
  • #Backlash raises plight of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
  • Call for political action to Free Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu Al-Khair
  • Silencing the dissenters
  • “Raif Badawi’s detention is an insult to intelligence and freedom”
  • What of that $15-billion arms deal with the Saudis?
  • “I am just a woman defending her husband”
  • Hell, No…!
  • More political suport needed
  • A year after sentencing, rights groups urge blogger’s release
  • The West is not doing enough to support a hero of liberalism
  • Hollande urged to take firm official position on Saudi blogger
  • A free press in the information age
  • Burnside Highschool students to protest for Badawi
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Women’s rights, beheadings and Raif Badawi
  • Key must speak up on human rights in Saudi Arabia
  • Twelve days—from Monday, 13 April to Friday, 24 April—have passed between the publication of the story below and the story above. Once again, the plight of Raif Badawi is perilously close to slipping off the radar of major news organizations, eclipsed by more important stories. I get that. Reporting the same story over and over and over when there is no change is boring. I recall, however, one American journalist, famous as the most trusted in our field for many years, who was willing to put that kind of tenacious focus on a story he felt could not be allowed to slip out of the public’s consciousness. I’m no Walter Cronkite, but in my own small way, I intend to keep his picture here every day until either Badawi is free and returned to his family, or I’m no longer here to do what I can do.

  • Blogger’s plight makes mockery of US-Saudi alliance
  • Case shows Saudi hypocrisy
  • Quebec can spearhead a national conversation about Saudi Arabia and Raif Badawi
  • Ensaf Haidar: Saudi Arabia, a state of cruel ‘justice’
  • Saudi Arabia to Quebec: Stay out of Raif Badawi case
  • Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi’s writings go West
  • Reward or Punishment? What Happens to Online Influencers in the Gulf
  • New York Times endorses ‘eye for an eye’ approach
  • Raif Badawi continues to await a new date for his next round of flogging.
  • Inaugural Arab Social Media Awards
  • Analysis: Saudi Arabia imposing “red lines” in relations with West
  • Terror, Islam and the liberal-Left response
  • Sweden’s foreign policy: admirable, but maybe not entirely high-minded
  • Raif Badawi was not flogged this week. We don’t know why.
  • Raif Badawi flogging delayed for 9th week in a row
  • Quebec Bar and Lawyers Without Borders to try to get Raif Badawi released
  • Saudi Arabia jails human rights activist Mohammed al-Bajadi
  • Sweden tears up arms agreement with Saudi Arabia over blocked speech
  • Saudi Arabia accuses western media of attacking its sovereignty
  • Saudi Arabia blocks Swedish minister speech at Arab League
  • Deputy says case of blogger Raif Badawi straining Saudi-German relations
  • Saudi Arabia rejects rights criticism after flogging of blogger
  • Desmond Tutu has sent a note to King Salman.
  • Raif Badawi flogging delayed for 8th week in a row
  • Members Of Congress Call On Saudi Arabia To Release Blogger Raif Badawi
  • Bianca Jagger joins fight to free Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
  • Liberal Party of Canada statement on Raif Badawi re-trial
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  • DW Freedom of Speech Award for Raif Badawi
  • Let’s not forget Badawi
  • Atheist US writer killed in Bangladesh: familiar attack on free expression?
  • Freedom of Speech and Torture: The Badawi Case
  • Imprisoned Saudi blogger gets courage award
  • Montreal mayor lends support to imprisoned Saudi blogger
  • Saudi effort to promote open society abroad in tatters
  • Saudi blogger Raif Badawi spared flogging for sixth time
  • Why won’t Saudi Arabia talk about blogger’s flogging?
  • Offering 1,000 shoulders for Raif Badawi
  • Austria Threatens to Close Saudi Center Over Badawi Flogging
  • Back to the future in Saudi Arabia
  • Shaming Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi blogger Raif Badawi spared flogging again this week
  • EU Parliament calls for Raif Badawi’s release in spite of centre-right opposition
  • Why Prince Charles had to raise Raif Badawi’s case with Saudi’s king
  • Prince Charles raises Raif Badawi case with Saudi king
  • Convicted Saudi blogger to be re-tried: report
  • Prince Charles ‘planning to raise case of blogger’ during Saudi Arabia visit
  • Obama should speak out about Badawi
  • Via Butterflies and Wheels.

  • Raif Badawi back in court, future remains uncertain
  • Lord Mayor of London accused of ‘wearing Saudi muzzle’
  • From N.H., a dramatic challenge to Saudi government
  • Vigil for Raif Badawi
  • What actually happens when you get flogged
  • Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2015
  • Saudi Arabia frees associate of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi
  • Raif Badawi: Saudi Arabian blogger spared lashing amid global scrutiny
  • Raif Badawi’s wife seeks Stephen Harper’s help for jailed Saudi blogger
  • Wife of flogged Saudi blogger Raif Badawi says his health is getting worse
  • Q&A: Jailed Saudi blogger’s wife calls for his release
  • Saudi blogger ‘moved to tears by campaign to free him’, wife reveals
  • Jesuit Priest Thomas Reese Says ‘No Thanks’ to Whipping in Place of Raif Badawi
  • Blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes: Saudi Arabia’s often-brutal pact with its clerics
  • Raif Badawi: ‘Flog me instead of Saudi blogger’ says senior US academic
  • Planned flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi postponed again
  • Saudi blogger’s wife: I feel destroyed but I will not sit in a corner and cry
  • US senators condemn flogging of Saudi blogger in letter to King Abdullah NOTE
  • Saudis should end all plans to inflict physical torture upon blogger Raif Badawi
  • Britain to raise issue of jailed blogger with Saudi officials
  • Gormley: Canada must help Raif Badawi
  • Saudi blogger’s wife says global pressure could force his release
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    Any kingdom that locks up a writer for 10 years and adds the barbaric punishment of 1,000 lashes delivered 50 strokes a week for 20 weeks for the crime of calling bullshit on their particular superstitions and ignorance ought not to be considered
    a valued friend and ally of the United States.

    The wife of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for criticising leading clerics, says King Abdullah has referred his case to the supreme court amid an international clamour over his flogging.

    Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Canada with the couple’s three children, told the BBC the decision had raised hopes that the authorities wanted to end her husband’s punishment. But there has been no official statement from the Saudi government.

    The authorities had already postponed Badawi’s flogging on medical grounds after a doctor said wounds from a previous lashing had not healed. Campaigners said the move exposed the “outrageous inhumanity” of his punishment.

    The 31-year-old was due to receive 50 further lashes after Friday prayers, the first 50 having been given outside al-Jafali mosque in the port city of Jeddah last week. He was sentenced last May to 10 years in prison, a fine and 1,000 lashes after criticising Saudi Arabia’s powerful clerics on his blog.

    According to Amnesty International, which has adopted Badawi as a prisoner of conscience, he was removed from his cell on Friday morning and taken to the prison clinic for a health check. The doctor concluded that the wounds from last week’s flogging had not yet healed properly and Badawi would be unable to withstand more. He recommended that the flogging be postponed until next week.

    Mark Tran writing in Saudi blogger Raif Badawi’s case referred to supreme court, says his wife for The Guardian.

    For the eleventh day since 18 January when I first stuck this running post on Raif Badawi to the top of Have Coffee Will Write, there were no news updates to report on his case. This is very disturbing because it suggests that the world’s news cycle has moved on. I hope that this is not the case, but, even if that is true, I will not take down this post and allow the reports of Badawi to slip ever downward into my archives. I know that my effort is a small one and that others, like Badwai’s family and Amnesty International are fighting hard, but as long as there is a star fish on the beach, we need to keep flinging.

    Updates (none since 19 March):

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