Raif Badawi Update


Despite an international outcry and calls by Amnesty International for the Saudi Arabian authorities to quash the severe sentence and punishment of 1000 lashes for a charge of blasphemy, Saudi Arabian rights activist Raif Badawi was publicly flogged on Friday it is reported. This has been confirmed by Amnesty international from an eye-witness in Jeddah and from Mr Badawi’s wife. Mr Badawi is a Saudi Arabian writer and activist and was the creator of the website “Free Saudi Liberals” This is the first of 20 such public floggings that Mr Badawi will face after his conviction for insulting Islam through … Continue reading Raif Badawi Update

Happy Birthday Amnesty International


May 28 is a day that changed the human rights movement forever. Fifty years ago one person – Peter Benenson – outraged by injustices he read about in the paper, asked others to unite with him in common action. He knew we could use our activism to achieve extraordinary things. He created Amnesty International. Change did not happen overnight. It took many conversations, many letters. Friends spoke to family members, the message spread, and one by one we secured the release of tens of thousands of people. People imprisoned for their beliefs or their way of life. As activists lobbied … Continue reading Happy Birthday Amnesty International