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

Quebec Government Issues Immigration Certificate to Raif Badawi

Yesterday, Maka Kotto, PQ Member of the National Assembly for Bourget, Quebec, made the following request of the Quebec government: Mr. Speaker, following the confirmation of the conviction of the blogger of Raif Badawi by the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the Minister of International Relations has said, … Continue reading

Saudi Supreme Court Upheld Raif Badawi’s Sentence

Amnesty International Canada has published an update on the petition entitled “Mr. Rob Nicholson: Protect Raif Badawi from further whippings and do everything you can to secure his freedom”: Jun 7, 2015 — The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia upheld the sentence of Raif Badawi to 10 years of prison, 1000 … Continue reading

Where’s the monument to victims of religion?

The devastatingly horrible news has come for blogger Raif Badawi and his family that the Saudi supreme court has upheld the guilty verdict against him, and confirmed punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for the crime of “insulting Islam”. And yet, the Canadian government considers Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

Freedom of Opinion and Peaceful Assembly

Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees Canadians the following rights and freedoms: freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association. Since January 15, … Continue reading

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