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
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
Adam Shatz’s April 1, 2015 article, “Stranger Still,” published in the New York Times Magazine is an introduction to Kamel Dowd: I first heard about the writer Kamel Daoud a few years ago, when an Algerian friend of mine told me I should read him if I wanted to understand … Continue reading
leave … and statutory tea-breaks for floggers. Update: For more information see Center for Inquiry’s tweet.
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
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