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Title: Demonstration Raif Badawi Berne, Switzerland
Description: AI Switzerland staff and members joining other concerned citizens to demonstrate against the flogging of Raif Badawi. Helvetiaplatz, Berne, Switzerland, 16 January 2015. Handover of signed petitions to the police in front of the Saudi embassy, to be forwarded to the Embassy.
In May 2014, the Saudi Arabia government sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He was convicted of insulting Islam through his writings and on his website, which was set up to encourage public debate.

On Friday 9 January 2015, Raif received the first 50 of 1,000 painful lashes. An eyewitness said that “he was silent, but you could tell that he was in real pain”. Raif is now due to receive more.
Keywords: AI INTERNAL: AI STAFF, AI MEMBERS
CONTEXT: DEMONSTRATIONS
COUNTRY: MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST/SAUDI ARABIA
GENRE: ACTION / EVENT  
Tags: Blogging, Raif, Badawi, Freedom of expression, torture, Raif action, Raif Badawi, Free Raif
Copyright Type: Amnesty International
Copyright Credit: Amnesty International
Agreement Type: Unrestricted
Agreement Notes: Unrestricted
Date Photo or Video Created: 16/01/2015 00:00
Place Created: SWITZERLAND

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Size: 4.15 MB; 3872 x 2592 pixels; 328 x 219 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1024 x 686 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
ID: 206589
Categories: Images