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Apr
As President Obama Visits Saudi Arabia, McGovern Calls for Release of Human Rights Prisoner Raif Badawi

As President Obama Visits Saudi Arabia, McGovern Calls for Release of Human Rights Prisoner Raif Badawi

Posted: 19th April 2016 By: Evelyne Abitbol Category: News Comment: 0

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As President Obama visits Saudi Arabia this week, Congressman Jim M220px-Jim_McGovern,_official_111th_Congress_photocGovern (D-MA)a leading voice in Congress on human rights – spoke on the House floor to call for the release of  Saudi Arabian blogger, Raif Badawi. Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for his liberal writings and support for secularism. His wife and children, fearing for their lives, fled the country and now live in Canada.

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