My husband, Raif Badawi, faces death for blogging

Raif Badawi is the Saudi Arabian blogger imprisoned for ten years and sentenced to 1,000 lashes, after being arrested on charges of insulting Islam on a website.

His wife Ensaf Haidar told EURACTIV that her husband could still face the death penalty for apostasy: the abandonment of Islamic beliefs.

She said that despite all his suffering, Badawi, named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, remains convinced that the freedom of expression is worth fighting for.

Haidar called on European Union leaders to demand Badawi’s immediate release.

Read the full transcript of James Crisp’s interview with Ensaf Haidar.

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