2015 the year in review
Charlie Hebdo 'Set the Tone': The Year in Questionable Allies and Freedom of Speech
The case of the imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, who was awarded the European Union's top human rights award this month, was just one of many that made headlines in 2015 and provoked a debate about the importance of free speech.
We Spoke to the Wife of the Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 1,000 Lashes
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.
Simon Coutu and Sofi Langis
Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Set To Resume Tomorrow
A spokesperson for the imprisoned activist's family told VICE News they were "devastated," and scared his health problems meant he wouldn't be able to handle another round of lashes.
'This is a Witch Hunt': Saudi Blogger May Go Back on Trial For Apostasy and Face the Death Penalty
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.