Ahead of the fourth anniversary of Raif Badawi’s arrest on 17 June, PEN and the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom are asking his supporters around the world to take action
English PEN and the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom are inviting individuals and organisations all over the world to mark the fourth anniversary of Raif Badawi’s arrest and to show their ongoing support for him and his family by sharing a photo of themselves holding a poster of Raif or a message of solidarity.
We are aiming to get 1000 images to represent the 1000 lashes to which Raif has been sentenced. As well as helping to raise and maintain awareness of his case, these photos will serve as a powerful visual representation of the widespread support for Raif and his family .
Please share your photo, ideally with details of where it was taken (eg Embassy of Saudi Arabia, London, UK), with us before the 17 June.
Send us your photos
- Please share your photo with the hashtag #FreeRaif and tag @englishpen
- Please tag English PEN Writers at Risk in your photos, and use the hashtag #FreeRaif https://www.facebook.com/English-PEN-Writers-at-Risk-78698626750/
- Please email your photos, with the subject line ‘Free Raif photo’ and details of where it was taken (eg Saudi Embassy, London, UK) to firstname.lastname@example.org Please also send copies to the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom – email@example.com
** Thank you to our colleagues ADHRB, Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Greystone Books, Index on Censorship, the International Publishers Association, Jimmy Wales Foundation, PEN International, the Peter Tatchell Foundation and Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) for supporting this initiative. **