Free Raif Badawi- How You Can Help

A post I wrote on my other blog for Durango Skeptics and Atheists.
I encourage everyone to do at least one of the five things Amnesty International suggests to help get Raif out of jail and reunited with his wife and children.

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While Saudi Arabia’s ruling family condemns the Charlie Hebdo attacks from one side of their mouth, the other side keeps silent on the imprisonment and barbaric punishment by flogging of free speech Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi.

Raif was sentenced to 10 years in prison and exactly 1,000 lashes for the crime of insulting Islam via writings found on his website a website he established to encourage free thought and the exchange of ideas.  Raif is scheduled to receive 50 lashes every Friday for the next 20 weeks. His second round of lashings was due to the fact that his wounds from the previous first round were not adequately healed.

Meanwhile, Raif’s wife and three small children, now living in Quebec, hope for good news.

It’s difficult to believe that something as archaic and cruel as this is still happening in the 21st century. Human progress requires all of us.

Here is how…

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