To ask you to phone the Saudi embassy tomorrow morning

(111 Posts)
beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 18:29:15

The Saudi Supreme Court has just upheld the sentence of 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes against the blogger Raif Badawi. He could be flogged again tomorrow.

This is a very moving video about Raif made by his ten year old son
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ESiwgr8No

Amnesty are asking people to phone the Saudi embassy in London before 10 tomorrow to ask them to halt the flogging and free Raif unconditionally.

You can phone 02079173000 and either choose option 2 or hold.

beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 18:40:10

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TheoriginalLEM Thu 11-Jun-15 18:48:02

That is heart breaking. will look into this

Moonraker37 Thu 11-Jun-15 19:06:45

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Whatthefucknameisntalreadytake Thu 11-Jun-15 19:22:37

YANBU, from what I understand his crime is encouraging debate and discussion online, something we do here on MN every day and it never even crosses my mind that I could be flogged for it.

MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 19:25:06

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lipsynch Thu 11-Jun-15 19:27:31

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iwanttogotothechaletschool Thu 11-Jun-15 19:35:29

Amnesty also have an online petition calling for his release.

MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 19:36:20

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TheCrowFromBelow Thu 11-Jun-15 19:41:01

www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/saudi-arabia-free-raif-badawi-flogged-blogger

Amnesty petition here, thanks to poster from other thread who originally posted it.

chocolateyay Thu 11-Jun-15 19:43:17

Hello again. Will there be a protest outside the embassy (is it the one next to the Royal Geographic Society?)

chocolateyay Thu 11-Jun-15 19:43:55

oh no, its here: 30 Charles Street, London W1J 5DZ if anyone is interested.

TheCrowFromBelow Thu 11-Jun-15 19:46:52

it never even crosses my mind that I could be flogged for it

I think that covers quite a broad spectrum of things we take for granted here, that you'd be flogged for in Saudi.

It's a terrible and cruel punishment for any crime.

partialderivative Thu 11-Jun-15 19:47:40

You realise that tomorrow is Friday, not the best day to give a Muslim consulate a ring.

Also Ramadam is starting in less than a week

beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 19:48:54

Does anyone know if there are any protests outside London? I haven't been able to find anything. Am in Scotland.

beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 19:48:55

Does anyone know if there are any protests outside London? I haven't been able to find anything. Am in Scotland.

beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 19:48:55

Does anyone know if there are any protests outside London? I haven't been able to find anything. Am in Scotland.

beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 19:48:55

Does anyone know if there are any protests outside London? I haven't been able to find anything. Am in Scotland.

beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 19:48:55

Does anyone know if there are any protests outside London? I haven't been able to find anything. Am in Scotland.

MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 19:49:46

There will also be a day of action next Wednesday 17nth to lobby Cameron. Outside 10 Downing Street 1.30pm. Please support if you can.

beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 19:49:50

According to their out of hours phone message they are open tomorrow.

BeenWondering Thu 11-Jun-15 19:51:24

You realise that tomorrow is Friday, not the best day to give a Muslim consulate a ring.

Why? Genuine question.

ClareAbshire Thu 11-Jun-15 19:53:12

Definitely will! And signed petition.

beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 19:53:17

Would maybe expect them to be closed on a Friday for religious reasons but apparently they are open 9-3.

fatpony Thu 11-Jun-15 19:53:54

The Saudi embassy will be open tomorrow. They operate Mon-Fri as are based in the UK.

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