June 17th Actions - 3 year Anniversary of Raif's Imprisonment
On June 17th 2012, Raif Badawi was arrested and imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. On June 17th 2015 many events around the world have been planned in protest at his continued incarceration.
LONDON - ENGLAND
Call for political action to Free Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu Al-Khair.
This statement will be delivered to UK Prime Minister at Downing Street on Wednesday, 17th June – the 3rd anniversary of Raif Badawi’s imprisonment
We will be meeting the press from 1:30 onwards at the entrance of Downing Street – please join us.
We will then be having a public meeting at 6:30pm to consider how we take the campaign forward.
The meeting will be at the Boothroyd Room on the First floor of Portcullis House. That building is opposite Big Ben and the entrance is on Victoria Embankment
Ann Feltham: Campaign Against the Arms Trade
Natalie Bennett: Green Party leader
Jo Glanville: Director, English PEN
Maryam Namazie: Spokesperson, International Front for Secularism
Stewart McDonald MP: SNP for Glasgow South
John McDonnell MP: Labour Party Hayes and Harlington
As well as representatives of other political parties and supporting campaigns.
Please join us at both events – spread the word.
18:00 - 18:30 - Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 6-7 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2
Raif Badawi has been in prison for 3 years for blogging about free speech.
He was flogged 50 times on 9 January. International attention and pressure was able to put a stop to any further flogging.
But he is still at risk of flogging and he has a 10 year prison sentence.
We need a big crowd to make sure Saudi Arabia realise that Amnesty International won't stop until Raif Badawi is freed.
Take action online: http://www.amnesty.ie/