Happy New Year 2017 !

Happy New Year 2017 !

Posted: 3rd January 2017 By: Evelyne Abitbol Category: News Comment: 0


img_6210Ensaf Haidar –  I am writing this letter today to express how thankful we are my family and I for your continuous support to Raif’s cause.
Unfortunately, Raif is not the only journalist in the world facing a punishment and Saudi Arabia is not the only country in the world where freedom of expression is not implemented. Many countries have yet to implement the liberty of expression, thought, belief and opinion.

The mission of the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom (RBFF) is to put emphasis on the lack of freedom of expression in many countries including Saudi Arabia and on the harsh punishments awaiting the people who have dared to talk.

My husband indeed dared to talk and is, as you may know, facing 1000 lashes, 5 more years in prison, and 10 years before leaving the country.

I am here today to tell you that the foundation and I will keep on pursuing Raif’s dream which is to see a world where liberty of expression is not a privilege but a given right.

I would also like to say that Raif would be extremely happy to see that many people concerned by his struggle to fight injustice and censure.

On behalf of the board of the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom (RBFF), I would like to thank you for your enormous dedication and involvement in the foundation, and for putting your trust in me from the beginning, where it all started with a simple idea such as building a foundation that would follow up Raif’s work.


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