Did We Really Mean Never Again? The World Doesn’t Look Like We Did

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Freedom of speech is the air that any thinker breathes; it’s the fuel that ignites the fire of an intellectual’s thoughts.” Raif Badawi dared to write such things in Saudi Arabia — including exercising his own freedom, asking questions about faith, and challenging extremism — so he was imprisoned for apostasy for ten years. He was flogged, although not yet the 1,000 lashes he was sentenced to, because a doctor determined it would be too much. He’s been separated from his young family since his detention in 2014.