Yesterday, CTV News announced,
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has publicly denounced the flogging of a Saudi blogger, calling for clemency in the case.
In his statement Baird says
“Canada is deeply concerned by the public flogging of Raif Badawi. This punishment is a violation of human dignity and freedom of expression, and we call for clemency in this case.”
Raif Badawi’s wife and children live in Quebec.
the case is complicated because he is not a Canadian citizen.
Complicated? It’s not complicated! Raif Bawadi is a citizen of the world: a thousand tongue lashings for anyone or any country that punishes bloggers for speaking their mind.
We can all help Raif Bawad: Amnesty’s global human rights blog suggests “Five ways you can help Raif Badawi.”