2015 Sakharov Prize Nominations Announced

The nominations for Parliament´s 2015 Sakharov Prize were formally presented this Monday 28 September at a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development committees and the Human Rights subcommittee. The Sakharov prize is awarded every year to honour exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression. The winner will be selected in late October. […]

For wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi: ‘It’s a life of waiting’

Front of Washington Post with Mr. Kevin Sullivan “It’s a life of waiting,” said Ensaf Haidar, whose husband, Raif Badawi, a blogger who has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for almost four years. Haidar, who lives in exile in Canada with their three young children, is in Washington this week, meeting with members of Congress […]

Official Launch of The Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom (RBFF)

MONTREAL, Sept.11, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Today the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom was officially launched by friends and family. The Foundation is named after the blogger, who is imprisoned since 2012. Raif Badawi was condemned to a thousand lashes in Saudi Arabia, for he was accused of apostasy and of insult to Islam. The Foundation’s objectives are to […]

Raif Awarded The Honour Of The City of Strasbourg

Ensaf Haidar, wife of Raif Badawi, attended Strasbourg, France, today to collect The Medal of honour of the City of Strasbourg on behalf of her imprisoned husband. The ceremony, presided over by The Mayor of Strasbourg, Roland Ries, took place on Wednesday September 9th at Hotel de Ville, Strasbourg. In attendance were Nawel Rafik-Elmrini, Deputy […]