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Dec 20 2012

Raef Badawi

Another item we need to sign. I saw this one via Waleed Al-Husseini’s Facebook page.

Free and safeguard Raif Badawy, a liberal Saudi accused of "Apostasy"

To: Secretary-General of the UN
CC :  – Amnesty International  – Front Line Defenders – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – Human Rights Watch

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Raef Badawi, a Saudi who is one of the establishers of the “Liberal Saudi Network”, which angered Ultra-orthodox clerics of Saudi-arabia could be beheaded soon for a claimed “apostasy” if no action is taken.

The news in Arabic about this issue is numerous, in English it has not got good attention till now, however, this piece of news has been published by AFP:  “A Saudi court on Monday referred a rights activist to a higher court for alleged apostasy, a charge that could lead to the death penalty in the ultra-conservative kingdom, activists said.  A judge at a lower court referred Raef Badawi to a higher court, declaring that he “could not give a verdict in a case of apostasy,” a rights activist told AFP. Apostasy means renunciation of a religious faith.  Badawi, who was arrested a June in the Red Sea city of Jeddah for unknown reasons, is a co-founder of the Saudi Liberal Network with female rights activist Suad al-Shammari and others.”  The full article below:  http://uk.news.yahoo.com/saudi-rights-activist-faces-apostasy-charge-154957146.html

We demand that Saudi-arabia free and safeguard Raef Badawy and stop threatening people merely for expressing nonorthodox views on Islam or religion in general, because without freedom of speech, one can not counter the dangerous beliefs of extremist Islam that leads ultimately to terrorism and threatens the safety of all people around the world.

 

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  1. 1
    Argle Bargle

    The Saudi god must be very weak if he can’t protect himself from unorthodox views and instead relies on religious fanatics to protect him.

  2. 2
    Tim Harris

    signed

  3. 3
    sheila

    Signed and shared on Facebook.

  4. 4
    Wave

    As though any western leader would ever stand up for these muslim dissidents/apostates.

    There’s an ongoing “hate-speech” case in Denmark where an Iranian refugee is being prosecuted by dimbulb beta-male Danes because she’d pointed out just how shitty Islam could be.

    Especially for women.

    So cover your cojones, throw the gal in prison… and fill up on gas!

  5. 5
    decorators

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.|

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