Raif Badawi

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Raif bin Muhammad Badawi (Arabic: رائف بن محمد بدوي‎, also transcribed Raef bin Mohammed Badawi; born 13 January 1984) is a Saudi writer, dissident and activist, as well as the creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals. Badawi was arrested in 2012 on a charge of "insulting Islam through electronic channels" and brought to court on several charges, including apostasy. In 2013 he was convicted on several charges and sentenced to seven years in prison, torture and 600 lashes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raif Badawi has received more than 862,025 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Raif Badawi is the 5,164th most popular writer (down from 4,491st in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 132nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Saudi Arabian Writer.

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Among writers, Raif Badawi ranks 5,164 out of 5,794Before him are Wajdi Mouawad, Richard Wilbur, Andrzej Stasiuk, Cecily von Ziegesar, Pratibha Ray, and Simon Sebag Montefiore. After him are Stella Gibbons, Gregory Colbert, Michelle Paver, Laurent Binet, Steven S. DeKnight, and John Scalzi.

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Among people born in 1984, Raif Badawi ranks 139Before him are Laura Vandervoort, Niko Kranjčar, Gilles Simon, Mitch Lucker, Lucas Grabeel, and Andre Iguodala. After him are Piotr Trochowski, João Pereira, Mikkel Følsgaard, Oleksiy Honcharuk, Annette Schwarz, and Mbark Boussoufa.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Raif Badawi ranks 156 out of 222Before him are Haifaa al-Mansour (1974), Adel al-Jubeir (1962), Lisa Eilbacher (1956), Saud Al-Shuraim (1964), Sami Al-Jaber (1972), and Khalil Al Ghamdi (1970). After him are Melora Walters (1960), David Curtiss Munson (1884), Hani Hanjour (1972), Hussein Abdulghani (1977), Abdulaziz al-Omari (1979), and Yousuf Al-Thunayan (1963).

Among WRITERS In Saudi Arabia

Among writers born in Saudi Arabia, Raif Badawi ranks 8Before him are Jamal Khashoggi (1958), Antarah ibn Shaddad (525), Al-Khansa (575), Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf (600), Hassan ibn Thabit (554), and Al-A'sha (570).

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