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 […]
Meinungsfreiheit, Religionsfreiheit, Berufsausübungsfreiheit sind Rechte, die uns unser Grundgesetz garantiert. Wir leben in einem Land, indem wir seit über 60 Jahren keine Angst vor willkürlicher Justiz haben müssen, wenn wir von diesen Rechten Gebrauch machen. Read more.
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 […]
Investigative journalist and human rights advocate Hossam Bahgat is facing accusations from Egypt’s military prosecutor Last month, Mada Masr was nominated for a new award for courageous journalism, founded by Ensaf Haidar, the wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. Read more.
CP reports that Trudeau sent a missive to ambassadors and high commissioners of Canada, assuring that he and his cabinet will be relying on their judgment to advance this country’s foreign policy goals, launching a “new era’’ for Canada on the international stage. Wednesday, as reported by CP, Trudeau sent a missive to ambassadors 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]