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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 3-Jun-2017 to 9-Jun-2017.

Eldest Sister of Raif Badawi Detained in Jeddah with Two-Year-Old Daughter

Update: Samar Badawi has been released from her interrogation and is now free on bail. As if the Saudi jailing and torture of Raif Badawi (you will recall he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes merely for setting up a website and after receiving 50 lashes was … Continue reading

“Justin Trudeau Not Ready . . .”

The Vancouver Sun and other Canadian media report Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he isn’t planning for the moment to call Saudi Arabian authorities to ask that jailed blogger Raif Badawi be freed. Trudeau himself says “It’s not in my immediate plans.” “Raif Badawi has a family who are here … Continue reading

“TOP URGENT” Message from Ensaf Haidar

Ensaf Haidar, has posted a top urgent message on Facebook with an update on her husband’s condition: TOP URGENT: Saudi Prison administration transferred Raif Badawi to a new isolated prison and Raif started a hunger strike since Tuesday The prison administration transferred today my husband Raif Badawi to a new … Continue reading

The Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom

Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger and honourary citizen of Sherbrooke, Quebec, remains in a Saudi Arabian jail sentenced to a 1000 lashes. Today, Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist, who keeps his eye on Canadian news, alerted us to this announcement: On Friday, [Badawi’s] wife Ensaf Haidar announced the formation … Continue reading

1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think (Raif Badawi)

What do we want?  FREEDOM! Who do we want it for? RAIF BADAWI! When do we want it? NOW!   The ongoing protest at Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa has changed from weekly to monthly for the summer.   Last Thursday, July 9, a group from CFI … Continue reading

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