— By Robert Hamilton The dangerous circumstances surrounding atheist and President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, have risen to broader levels of international attention. Major organizations like the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner and Amnesty International have been contacted about this case, but, at this point, they have not made any… Read more »
A weekly update on the news relevant to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for 2018-07-08.
Update: Samar Badawi has been released from her interrogation and is now free on bail. As if the Saudi jailing and torture of Raif Badawi (you will recall he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes merely for setting up a website and after receiving 50 lashes was so sick that further lashes… Read more »
Ian Bushfield, Executive Director for the BC Humanist Association, has listed his expectations from Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberal government: “From what he promised during the campaign, there are lots of policies that I’ll be looking for Trudeau to follow through on, including: ♦ Action to legalize physician assisted dying ♦ Reversing the muzzling… Read more »
What do we want? FREEDOM! Who do we want it for? RAIF BADAWI! When do we want it? NOW! The ongoing protest at Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa has changed from weekly to monthly for the summer. Last Thursday, July 9, a group from CFI Ottawa and Amnesty International stood… Read more »
Update: @6:15 pm for those in or near Ottawa: CFI Canada has received an invitation to participate a 30-minute demonstration at the Saudi embassy in Ottawa (201 Sussex Drive). Amnesty International Canada is leading this initiative on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm. For more info see CFIOttawa Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/CFI-ottawa/events/219812213/ or contact Amnesty International… Read more »