Thursday, January 29, 2015

29th January, 2015 Je Suis Raif

As an avid blogger, who feels driven to write nearly every day, I can't imagine having to register with the Government as you have to in Russia or mind what I say. Fortunately I am not talking about politics or religion (most of the time) but imagine living in a country like Saudi Arabia where Raif Badawi has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and a decade in prison for writing his blog. Every Friday, after prayers, he is paraded in public and lashed fifty times.

Representatives of the Saudi Royal Family recently attended the march for freedon of speech following the Charlie Hebdo atrocity in Paris.

To read more go to: Amnesty International