Posts Tagged ‘ Raif Badawi ’

Canadian Diplomat Plans to Press Saudi on Jailed Blogger

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion’s office announced his plans to press Saudi Arabia’s chief human rights official on the jailed Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi. Dion’s office said he would speak Thursday with the Saudi Human Rights Commission president Banda Bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, about a “full range of human rights issues, including the case of

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SAUDI ARABIA: Release Raif Badawi

Jul 28th, 2016 | By

The Saudi government continues to imprison Raif Badawi for exercising his internationally-guaranteed rights of the freedoms of religion and expression. Mr. Badawi is a prisoner of conscience who has languished in prison, away from his wife and children, and has been flogged publicly to punish him and intimidate others

Chairman’s Report for November 13th

Nov 17th, 2015 | By
William Murray speaking at the site of the drafting of the Virginia Act Establishing Religious Freedom in 1777.

In this issue of the newsletter: Proof Obama ignores Christian refugees yet imports Muslims / Christmas for Refugees program expansion on track for biggest year / New: Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine interviews William Murray on religious freedom / The post card programs to stop funding of Islamic fighters by Congress– We visit one of the most liberal Senators / Just 53 Syrian Christians admitted by Obama in the last five years!

Floggings Begin Again For Saudi Blogger

Oct 28th, 2015 | By

“I call on his Majesty King Salman to gracefully end my husband’s ordeal and to pardon him. I also appeal to his Majesty to allow him to be deported to Canada to be reunited with his family and children, who have been deprived of their father for more than four years.”

Saudi Court Upholds Cruel Punishment For Liberal Blogger

Jun 22nd, 2015 | By

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has just upheld the sentence of Raif Badawi for the “crime” of insulting Islam. He has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for this “crime.”

Saudi Blogger Could Be Severely Debilitated After 1,000 Lashes

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By

If Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi is forced to endure the 950 floggings left in his sentence, he could experience severe long-term physical and mental damage, according to a medical expert. The report’s release further validates the importance of a recent plea from a U.S. government panel offering to divide the lashes amongst themselves. The panel includes Christian, Muslim and Jewish members, each willing to take 100 of Badawi’s 1,000 lashings sentence.

U.S. Senators Condemn Flogging Of Saudi Blogger In Letter To King Abdullah

Jan 20th, 2015 | By

Eight senior US senators have sent a letter to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, decrying the harsh sentence imposed on progressive Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes, which are to be carried out in installments of 50 lashes across 20 weeks.

USCIRF Statement On Flogging Of Saudi Blogger, Raif Badawi

Jan 10th, 2015 | By

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply disturbed by the news that a Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi, was publicly flogged 50 times today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as part of a punishment for a blasphemy conviction. USCIRF has long followed Mr. Badawi’s case, expressed its grave concern, and called for his release.

Saudi Blogger’s Wife Says Inhumane Sentence Proves Kingdom’s Brutality

May 12th, 2014 | By

Raif Badawi, co-founder of the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam.”

The sentencing of a prominent Saudi blogger to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam shows the Kingdom is run by radical Islamists who leave no room for dissent, his wife told

Saudi Blogger Faces Execution For Setting Up Web Site

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

Raif Badawi, a man who set up the “Free Saudi Liberals” web site in 2008 was convicted of apostasy and sentenced to 600 lashes and seven years in prison. The year he set up his site, Islamic clerics interviewed him and branded him an unbeliever and apostate.