Amnesty International: Raif Bedawi demo June 17 2016

For those who do not know who Raif Badawi is:

He is a Saudi liberal who had run afoul of the theocratic dictatorship in Saudi Arabia – specifically for his classical liberal values.  He has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes – 100 of which had been administered, but the rest of which is only being held back by international public pressure.

100 lashes are difficult to survive.

1,000 lashes – a death sentence.

Intellectuals from around the world have volunteered to take a portion of the lashes on Raif’s behalf, but the Saudi government refuses to even acknowledge these offers.

Here is a video from yet another Amnesty International rally in front of the Canadian Saudi Embassy protesting the treatment of Raif Badawi:

 

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