Quebec calls on Trudeau to help release Raif Badawi

CAROLINE PLANTE, MONTREAL GAZETTE The Quebec government granted Badawi last June a selection certificate, a first step meant to speed up his immigration process. “What we heard during the (election) campaign and even before the campaign is that Mr. Trudeau is ready to be proactive in terms of intervening,” said Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil. St-Pierre said the Badawi […]

Sakharov Prize 2015 – Raif on the short list

Raif is on the short list of  the Sakharov Prize 2015 The European Parliament also supports human rights through the annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, established in 1988.  The prize is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention to human […]

Stop the Jihadi Onslaught Against Atheists and Free Thinkers

By Maajid Nawaz, Quilliam Foundation Founder and Member of the International Board of The Raif Badawi Foundation. First published on The Daily Beast. LONDON — Fifty-one percent of Americans say they wouldn’t vote for a Muslim President. To be clear, that’s 51 percent too many. My fellow Muslims are naturally disturbed by the implications of this sentiment […]

Kämpferin gegen die Barbarei

Ensaf Haidars größtes Ziel: Ihren Mann, den verurteilten Blogger Raif Badawi, befreien. Die letzten Stunden vor den Freitagen sind für Ensaf Haidar immer die schlimmsten. An einem Freitag im Jänner war ihr Mann, der saudische Blogger Raif Badawi, öffentlich mit 50 Hieben ausgepeitscht worden. Weitere 950 Peitschenschläge müsste der 31-Jährige laut Gerichtsurteil noch erhalten. Zu […]