|Title:||Salil Shetty appeals to free Raif Badawi - The Hague|
Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's Secretary General together with Eduard Nazarski, Amnesty Netherlands and Béatrice Vaugrante, directrice générale d'Amnistie internationale section Canada francophone (and one more unidentified person) hold placards outside the Saudi Arabia Embassy calling on the Saudi government to free the Saudi Internet blogger, Raif Badawi.
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.
Please contact J.vanEck@amnesty.nl for information about this photograph or a version at improved resolution.
COUNTRY: MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST/SAUDI ARABIA, EUROPE/WESTERN EUROPE/NETHERLANDS
GENRE: ACTION / EVENT
|Tags:||Raif Badawi, Blogging, Raif, Badawi, Freedom of expression, torture, Raif action, Raif Badawi, Free Raif|
|Copyright Type:||Amnesty International|
|Copyright Credit:||Amnesty International / Jorn van Eck|
|Date Photo or Video Created:||01/03/2015 00:00|
|Size:||528.58 KB; 1500 x 1000 pixels; 127 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 397 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|