Birthday vigil for Raif Badawi

13 January 2017, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

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  • Birthday vigil for Raif Badawi
  • 1-2pm
  • Friday 13 January
  • Saudi Arabian Embassy, London

English PEN has been holding regular vigils at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London since blogger Raif Badawi was first flogged two years ago, on 9 January 2015,  caling for his release and for his sentence to be quashed.

To mark Raif Badawi’s 33rd birthday and to show our ongoing support for him and his family we will be holding a special vigil at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, joined by colleagues from Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Index on Censorship, the Jimmy Wales Foundation, Little, Brown, Peter Tatchell Foundation, One Law for All, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, Bread and Roses, and Equal Rights Now – Movement for Women’s Liberation in Iran.

Please join us and help spread the word. #FreeRaif #HappyBirthdayRaif

NB Activists are asked to meet at the Curzon Street entrance to the Embassy. (note: the postal address of the Embassy is 30-32 Charles Street, Mayfair, London).

Read our latest blog post and take other suggestions actions for Raif Badawi here


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