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

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

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