Events this Week for Raif and Waleed

Events this Week for Raif and Waleed

Images from around the world again this week as award ceremonies, vigils and demonstrations take place in support of Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu Alkhair. Ordinary people, as well as International Organisations such as Amnesty and PEN are leading the protests.

The Franco-German Prize For Journalism was awarded to Raif Badawi and presented to family spokesperson Dr. Elham Manea this week.

In other news, the first copies of Raif's book in English have come off the presses!! Order the book here...

Thankfully, once again, there was no continuation of floggings for Raif. Officially he still has 950 out of 1000 lashes to go - but the pressure put on Saudi Arabia by concerned people and governments worldwide means that even one of the world's most repressive regimes does not dare to start them again.

The campaign must continue because if the regime see us 'go quiet', the lashings and possibly even further abuse may ensue.

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