Raif and Ensaf Nominated for Liberal International Prize

Raif and Ensaf Nominated for Liberal International Prize

Posted: 1st September 2015 By: FRBF Category: Fondation News Comment: 0

The German Group of Liberal International (DGLI) has nominated Raif Badawi and his wife Ensaf Haidar for the ‘Prize For Freedom 2016’.

First proposed by Secretary General Manfred R. Eisenbach, the motion has been unaminously approved in recognition of Raif and Ensaf’s bravery in standing up for freedom of speech and the freedom of the press.

See the Liberal International announcement here…

In the explanatory memorandum to the LI, the DGLI pointed to the sharp criticism of Badawi’s sentence from Amnesty International, the European Parliament, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, and the former Human Rights Commissioner of the Federal Government and LI President, Markus Loning.

For Liberal International the situation is clear: the draconian punishment of the Saudi Arabian justice system is incompatible with respect for human rights and press freedom.

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