Save Raif from 1,000 lashes
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Raif Badawi is 30 years old, and is currently sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine of US $266,630 for exercising his right to freedom of speech in Saudi Arabia.
He founded an online forum for political and social debate in opposition of a government crackdown on use of social media by activists. Raif’s wife and 3 young children, Najwa, Trad, and Myriam, have been forced to flee to Canada for their own safety. But once Raif’s sentence has been completed he will be unable to join them, as he has been banned from travelling for 10 years, and from participating in the media once he has completed his prison sentence.
But these human rights violations have not gone unnoticed by the international community, and the media has turned a spotlight on Raif’s case. Thousands of people like you around the world are taking immediate action to support Raif and his family.
Right now you have the chance to join them in pressuring authorities to release Raif unconditionally and for his sentence to be quashed, saving Raif from the cruel treatment of the 1000 lashes.
Send an email to the Saudi Arabian embassy now.
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