Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 7-Nov-2020 to 13-Nov-2020.
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen (based on Arabic to English translation by Melissa Krawczyk) *The Arabic script is at the bottom.* A prominent case of a writer shunted into jail within the freethought community, especially writers, is Raif Badawi. Badawi is a writer and dissident in Saudi Arabia, who is 35-years-old. He founded the website entitled… Read more »
Ensaf Haidar, has posted a top urgent message on Facebook with an update on her husband’s condition: TOP URGENT: Saudi Prison administration transferred Raif Badawi to a new isolated prison and Raif started a hunger strike since Tuesday The prison administration transferred today my husband Raif Badawi to a new isolated prison called Prison Shabbat… Read more »
Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger and honourary citizen of Sherbrooke, Quebec, remains in a Saudi Arabian jail sentenced to a 1000 lashes. Today, Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist, who keeps his eye on Canadian news, alerted us to this announcement: On Friday, [Badawi’s] wife Ensaf Haidar announced the formation of the Raif Badawi Foundation… Read more »
I launched The Non-Conference in November of 2014 with the rather bold intention that it would become an annual highlight in the atheist event calendar. With the success of the inaugural conference and the growing interest and excitement for the next, scheduled for August 2015, I am pleased to see that I was neither over-confident… Read more »
Update from Sean McGuire: House of Commons MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault (NDP/Sherbrooke) has publicly come out in support of Amnesty International’s efforts to free Badawi and his office has even contacted Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s office to express these views. ——————————————— Sean McGuire, who lives in Quebec, is proud to be a resident of the… Read more »