I have written about Raif Badawi, the wonderful Saudi blogger and website editor calling for religious liberalisation who was recently sentenced to 7 years in prison and given 600 lashes (600!) for “insulting Islam”.
His wife and three children have been forced to flee the country. Here’s what she says:
What’s important now is that his family be immediately resettled in a safe third country in order to ensure their safety. The Saudi government has threatened to effectively kidnap the children and take them back to Saudi Arabia via various means so time is of the essence.
Of course it goes without saying that Raif’s imprisonment and flogging sentence is an “insult” to humanity. The despicable Saudi regime should feel our outrage whilst Raif’s family should feel our support and solidarity…