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Freedom of Speech and Torture: The Badawi Case

In 2014, 31-year-old Raif Badawi was sentenced to ten years in prison, a fine of one million royals (230, 000 euros), and a thousand lashes spread over a twenty week period for insulting Islam. This sentence has created controversy all around the world, as it appears incomprehensible that, nowadays, such a harsh, cruel and inhumane punishment can still be imposed.