I am not a member of the opposition, I am just free and independent. – Ali Anouzla

I am writing this from Berlin, Germany, accompanied by the Director General of The Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom, Evelyne Abitbol. I am here in Berlin ​​to award the ‘2015 Raif Badawi Prize‘ to the courageous Moroccan journalist, Ali Anouzla. In October 2015, The Alliance International Media (IMA), along with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, announced […]

Rome – Renzi asks clemency for Raif Badawi, Ali al-Nimr

Rome, November 9 – Premier Matteo Renzi brought up human rights and pled for clemency for two Saudi prisoners during his meeting with Saudi Arabian leaders on Monday, sources at the premier’s office said. The prisoners are blogger Raif Badawi, who ran the Liberal Saudi Network encouraging online debate on religious and political issues, and […]

Raif Badawi case should be foreign affairs’ priority: Lawyers Without Borders Legal rights group teams up with Saudi blogger’s wife Ensaf Haidar to urge Justin Trudeau to intervene

Lawyers Without Borders Canada is hoping the new Liberal government in Ottawa will make the Raif Badawi case a priority. Wife of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi says flogging of husband to begin again soon Raif Badawi awarded prestigious Sakharov Prize for human rights How Saudi Arabia, and a $15B armoured vehicle deal, became an election […]

The Raïf Badawi case: Lawyers Without Borders unveils the written argument sent to Saudi Arabia and calls on Canada and the international community to demand his release

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) unveiled today the written argument in support of the release of Raïf Badawi. This written argument was sent on August 15 last to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Canada and to the Saudi Minister of Justice. No response has been forthcoming. […]

Supporters Met By Closed Doors At Saudi Embassy

OTTAWA — Supporters of Raif Badawi found themselves up against the closed doors of Saudi Arabia’s embassy Monday as they tried unsuccessfully to deliver 31,000 letters demanding the imprisoned blogger’s release. Badawi, whose wife and three children live in Quebec, was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his criticism of Saudi […]

Saudi Arabia has violated its own laws in addition to its international obligations

An unfair trial, an incompetent court, a private attorney accused of a crime that is not a crime, and a punishment and that constitutes torture: Saudi Arabia has violated its own laws in addition to its international obligations over the case of Raif Badawi, said Lawyers Without Borders Canada in a submission to be made ​​public […]