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Huntington's disease trial test is 'major advance'

<b>Scientists say they may have found the world's first blood test that predicts when someone at risk is likely to get Huntington's disease and tracks how quickly damage to the brain occurs.</b><p>Experts describe the early research as a "major advance" in this field.<p>The study, in the Lancet Neurology, …

Call for drug test services at all UK festivals and clubs after successful pilot

By Michael Baggs <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>There's a call for UK festivals to provide drug-testing services, in an attempt to reduce deaths.</b><p>The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) says stronger ecstasy in the UK is resulting in "serious health harm".<p>They want festival-goers to be able to test their drugs …

Dolphin Named Dart Is Latest Animal Death at SeaWorld San Antonio

U.S. news<p>An ailing 12-year-old dolphin that was part of SeaWorld's stable of underwater mammals died last week — becoming the fourth death since last summer, said park officials in San Antonio.<p>A necropsy is being done to determine how Dart died, SeaWorld said in a blog post. The male Pacific …

PETA rakes in more donations as it denounces SeaWorld

Preaching against SeaWorld apparently has paid off for PETA.<p>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals recently told potential benefactors that it is under attack by "wealthy and organized opponents" to its causes, especially the fight to free captive orcas at SeaWorld parks.<p>"Please help PETA …

Raif Badawi, Blogger Imprisoned In Saudi Arabia, Could Now Face Death Penalty

The Saudi man who was imprisoned and publicly lashed for a blog could be retried for apostasy - which carries the death penalty.<p>Raif Badawi, 31, was …

UK government to raise Raif Badawi case during Saudi minister's visit

Downing Street says ‘no issues are off the table’ ahead of Muhammad bin Nayef’s arrival, as blogger’s plight puts focus on Saudi Arabian human rights record<p>The UK government will raise the plight of Raif Badawi, the blogger sentenced to public flogging in Saudi Arabia, during a visit by the …

Raif Badawi flogging: Read impassioned letter from blogger's sister Samar Badawi

This letter was written by Samar Badawi to her imprisoned husband, the Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer, Waleed Abu al-Khair. Samar is also the …

Saudi Arabia: Decision to uphold Raif Badawi sentence is a dark day for freedom of expression – Amnesty International USA

The decision by the Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia to uphold the sentence of the blogger Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes is a dark …

Saudi Arabia's rate of executions doubles as number killed in 2015 passes last year's tally

Saudi Arabia has reportedly carried out its 88th execution of 2015, surpassing the total for last year with more than half the year still to …

Freedom of blogger Raif Badawi now lies in hands of Saudi king

A liberal blogger with Canadian connections facing 1,000 lashes and 10 years in a Saudi jail has exhausted his final legal recourse.<p>The keys to Raif Badawi's freedom now lie entirely in the hands of Saudi Arabia's King Salman.<p>Mr. Badawi's supporters in Canada say they never held much hope a court …

The Struggle to Free Raif Badawi

Raif Badawi has had his ten year sentence and 1,000 lashes upheld by the Saudi Arabian Supreme Court. For the last few weeks and months we have …

Opinion: Canadian sales of military goods to Saudi Arabia, human rights and Raif Badawi

Like many Canadians, when I heard that Canada had agreed to sell billions of dollars’ worth of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, my first …

Raif Badawi granted Quebec immigration selection certificate

The Quebec government has granted imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi a selection certificate, a first step meant to speed up his immigration …

Second flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi postponed on medical grounds

The second of 20 weekly floggings of a Saudi blogger accused of insulting Islam in a case that has drawn international condemnation of the Kingdom's harsh system of justice was postponed on medical grounds, Amnesty International said Friday.<p>Raif Badawi, who was flogged 50 times in public one week …

Princeton professor and others offer to take 1,000 lashes for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

A Princeton University professor and a prominent Muslim American figure, as well as five other religious freedom advocates, are offering to take 100 lashes each for imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced by Saudi Arabia to 1,000 lashes for insulting his country's clerics.<p>In a letter to …

Raif Badawi: David Cameron to be urged to help free jailed Saudi blogger

Campaigners fighting for the release of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi will petition David Cameron and Parliament on Tuesday, urging Britain to …

Is the UK privately supporting Saudi justice while condemning the treatment of Raif Badawi?

Saudi Arabia is reaching a record number of beheadings in 2015 and the country is flogging blogger Raif Badawi. But the UK may be offering its …

Jailed Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi's Writings Published in Quebec | VICE News

Raif Badawi's children miss him. It's been several years since they were separated from the Saudi blogger, whose imprisonment and punishment of 1,000 lashes has made headlines around the world, and Najwa, 11, Tirad, 10, and Myriam, 7 are adjusting to life as refugees in Sherbrooke, Quebec.<p>"They are …

In Focus: 'Hypocrite' West criticises Isis while ignoring Raif Badawi and Saudi Arabia's crimes [Video]

This week, activists and human rights organisations in London organised events on Wednesday (17 June) to mark the third anniversary since Saudi …

UK: PRESS RELEASE – Glasgow stands up for Saudi blogger – Raif Badawi

From: <b>Global Minorities Alliance</b><p><b>Glasgow stands up for Saudi blogger – Raif Badawi</b> <b></b><p>The Glasgow based human rights organisation Global Minorities …

The Writings of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

(This commentary was written with Irfan Al-Alawi, International Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism.)<p>In 2012, Raif Badawi, a blogger in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) who is now 31, was arrested in his native land and charged with offenses ranging from parental disobedience to …

Quebec politicians stand firm on support for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

Quebec politicians insist they're staying the course in their efforts to see a jailed blogger freed even as the Saudi ambassador to Canada warns his country won't accept meddling in its internal affairs.<p>Naif Bin Bandir Alsudairy sent a letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly last month …

Review: Raif Badawi’s 1000 Lashes is a chilling call to action

Raif Badawi, a 31-year-old jailed Saudi blogger, was originally sentenced to death for writing, among others, the 15 articles that are compiled in this potent, inspiring collection. Most appeared in online publications from 2010-2012, and have been expunged by the Saudi authorities. Badawi was …

Wife of Raif Badawi: 'All of this has taught me to be stronger'

In 2013, the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail. His wife Ensaf talks about the effect it has had on their family<p>On an unremarkable residential street in the suburbs of Sherbrooke, southern Quebec, Ensaf Haidar has made a home for herself and her three …

Here's Why Blogger Raif Badawi Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

"If anyone hurts one's feelings, he will be punished by the law," said Inspector General of Police Shahidul Haque last month, addressing free speech advocates at a press conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. "None should cross the limit."<p>Haque's colleagues came under fierce criticism from protesters for …

Wife of Raif Badawi rallies global support for jailed Saudi blogger

Ensaf Haidar is announcing a new foundation, named in honour of her husband Raif Badawi, to lobby on behalf of jailed journalists throughout the …

em>Vice</em>‘s Compelling New Interview with Raif Badawi’s Wife

<i>Vice</i>‘s Compelling New Interview with Raif Badawi’s Wife<p>By Hemant Mehta<p>If you’re unfamiliar with <b>Raif Badawi</b>. now would be a good time to catch up.<p>He’s …

Foundation created in support of jailed blogger Raif Badawi

Supporters of jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi have started an organization to push for his release and to promote freedom of expression and …

Foundation Dedicated to Free Speech Created in Honor of Jailed Blogger Raif Badawi

By Hemant Mehta<p><b>Raif Badawi</b> is the Saudi Arabian blogger who is currently facing 1000 lashes, 10 years in jail, and a 1,000,000 Saudi riyal fine …