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1,000 Lashes For Raif Badawi

Ravinder Randhawa | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Ravinder Randhawa

Five years ago, on 17th June 2012 Raif Badawi was arrested by the Saudi Arabian authorities, for allegedly "insulting Islam through electronic channels". Raif had taken to his keyboard and set up a liberal website. An action which would have gone completely unremarked in this country and many others.

Harry Potter Book Sells For HOW Much?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

A first edition of the first Harry Potter book, personally annotated by JK Rowling, has sold for £150,000 at auction. The one-of-a-kind copy of Ha...

Was 2012 The Year It All Went Wrong For Free Speech?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

Was 2012 the year it became too risky to post a risqué joke on Twitter? It was the year of the mob rule on social networking, when trolls attacke...

Gormley's Latest: An Empty Chair

Posted 14.02.2012 | Home

Anthony Gormley's latest artwork, an empty chair, has been unveiled at The British Library in London, reports the BBC. The artist best-known for Th...