Who has won the European Union’s prize for human rights and freedom of thought?
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been chosen for the prestigious European Union’s prize for human rights and freedom of thought. Badawi was well known for insulting Islam and for cyber crime. Named in honour of Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, the prize has been awarded by the European Parliament annually since 1998. The first recipients were Nelson Mandela and Russian author and dissident Anatoly Marchenko.