Saudi Authorities MUST Free Raif Badawi

Raif Badawi is a prisoner of conscience in Saudi Arabia.

Raif was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years imprisonment in May 2014.

This is the painful price of criticizing religious authorities in Saudi Arabia. Raif's so-called “crime” was violating Saudi Arabia's information technology law and insulting Islam through the creation of 'Saudi Arabian Liberals,' a website meant for social and political debate in Saudi Arabia. The prosecution called for him to be tried for 'apostasy' or abandoning his religion, which carries the death penalty.

Flogging violates the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in international law. Act now, and demand that Raif not be subjected to such reprehensible treatment at the hands of the Saudi authorities. Read more


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Message Recipients: Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia; Joseph Westphal, United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
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