Friday, May 2, 2014

May 3, 2014 at 3:00PM Saudi Embassy Ottawa - Stand up for Raif Badawi - please join us

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From: Universalist Muslims <>

​G​reetings from Universalist Muslims:

Just a friendly reminder that we are holding a peaceful demonstration in support of imprisoned Saudi Liberal Muslim leader Raif Badawi, across from the Saudi embassy on Sussex Drive tomorrow afternoon at 3 pm. There may or may not be parking at the Ottawa Rowing club and the demonstration is to take place on the boulevard above the parking lot.

Joining us and saying a few words are:

Hilary Homes of Amnesty International Canada
Gustavo Frederico of The Ottawa Mennonite Church
Rev. Frances Deverall of Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice
Ensaf Haider, wife of Raif Badawi
Shahla Khan Salter of Universalist Muslims

If anyone else wishes to say a few words in support, they are welcome.  

Please join us and meet Ensaf Haider, Raif’s wife and show your support. All are welcome.  Please share with your networks on social media, including twitter with hashtag #raifbadawi. 

More info is here:

Update: we have written to our Prime Minister and several respected MP’s. The Prime Minister’s office indicates that it is reviewing the matter and has forwarded our concerns respecting Raif Badawi to John Baird.

 If you can’t attend – please write to your MP.



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