Imtiaz Shams describes the discrimination and abuse faced by Muslims who decide to leave the faith, and how he uses his experience to help others scared they are on a road straight to hell.
VICE met the wife of Raif Badawi, a blogger from Saudi Arabia sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes. We discussed her family's refuge in Quebec and the effort of the Canadian government to secure his release.
Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 public lashes after setting up an online forum where Saudis could discuss religion. He might now face a retrial and execution by beheading.
Raif Badawi has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He has received 50 lashes so far and today was awarded a human rights award, collected in his absence.
I spoke to a number of atheists from Muslim backgrounds who are still firmly in the closet.
The decision to release Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag comes after intense international pressure over the sentencing.
Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was born to a Muslim father, but raised by her mother as an Orthodox Christian.