Austrian Parliament Adopts Motion for Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair

Austrian Parliament Adopts Motion for Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair

Yesterday the Austrian Parliament unanimously adopted a motion of the Austrian Green Party. The motion is a follow-up application to the unanimously adopted motion from last November, which encourages the Austrian government to take concrete actions in this respect.


It highlights and refers to the new situation, especially the imminent indictment for apostasy, and includes explicitly Waleed Abu al-Khair.

It is emphasised that there already has been diplomatic intervention on behalf of Abu al Khair.

The government is requested, to stand up - bilaterally and together with the EU member states - for an amnesty and immediate release for Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair.

The Austrian MPs authorised the Minister of European and International Affairs to take action again.

http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20150422_OTS0228/nationalrat-fordert-freiheit-fuer-raif-badawi-und-waleed-abulkhair

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