Human rights: the top ten blog posts so far

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As it’s the start of 2015 and we recently published our 50th blog post, GMA is today taking a look back at our top ten most popular blog posts so far:

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Reporters Without Borders award Raif Badawi the Netizen Prize for 2014

In 2012, 30-year-old Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was arrested for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, said his critics. In May 2014 Mr. Badawi was sentenced 10 years and was also sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ordered to pay a fine of 1 million riyals ($266,000; £133,000). At present, Mr Badawi is in a cell in a Jeddah prison, six months into his ten-year jail sentence. He is awaiting the first of his floggings. The thousand lashes are due to be dealt to him in batches of fifty, every Friday, in a public square. Reporters Without Borders awards the annual Netizen Prize in recognition to an Internet user, blogger, cyber-dissident, or group who has made a notable contribution to the defense of online freedom of expression.

Raif BadawiThis is the speech of Dr. Elham Manea after receiving the prize on Raif Badawi’s behalf.
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