It ‘s Friday, and since five years, the Saudi authorities chose to condemn the blogger to flogging .
At the moment when most people are celebrating the fact that women can (still) drive, I raise my voice to remember that there’s no free expression in this country.
The only “crime” committed by Raif Badawi was a blog, a liberal perspective on religion and politics.
His wife, Miss Ensar, created a Foundation, the Raif Badawi Foundation , to raise awareness on his husband’s situation.She currently lives in Canada, from where she organizes shows of painting, and calls on the politicians to act for Raif.
I write as a human rights defender, I almost wrote two posts on Raif , and as a member of the Foundation.
I don’t want to make this post too long, it is a call to action , on Twitter, on Facebook: every word condemning the flogging counts.
The conclusion will be short: #Free Raif Badawi.