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European Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Raif Badawi

EU News 300/2015

European Parliament

Raif Badawi is the laureate of this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, following an October 29 decision by EP President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders. Badawi is a blogger from Saudi Arabia currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for insulting Islam on his website promoting social, political and religious debate. The Sakharov award ceremony will be held in Strasbourg on 16 December.

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Raif Badawi (C) Courtesy of Amnesty International URL