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Raif Badawi hunger strike

Raif Badawi hunger strike

Blogger Raif Badawi, who is sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia, has started a hunger strike behind bars.

– He started a hunger strike Tuesday after having been moved from one prison to another outside Jeddah, tells his wife Ensafer Haidar.

– The shift means that his case is now closed, she says.

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Badawi was arrested after creating the website “Release Saudi liberal” in 2012 and accused of numerous violations of Saudi Arabia’s strict Sharia law.

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