Sunday, June 07, 2015
Raif Badawi: Saudi Court Upholds Brutal Sentence of Liberal Blogger
I don't expect much, or anything really, from the barbaric kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The home of the beheaders, and the nexus of terrorism.
But even by its brutish standards this is outrageous.
Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment on blogger Raif Badawi, despite a foreign outcry. Speaking from Canada, his wife Ensaf Haidar told the BBC she feared his punishment would start again on Friday.
Because this is medieval barbarism...
If Badawi, who has done absolutely nothing wrong, is flogged every Friday for the next four moths he could die.
And what makes it even more disgusting, if that's possible, is that even though his wife and children are refugees in Canada...
And every Friday will be a day of torment for them as well, Stephen Harper's bestial Con regime has done almost nothing to save him.
For all the wrong reasons.
Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs has not done a human rights assessment of Saudi Arabia in the past two years even though Ottawa is brokering a $15-billion arms deal to sell fighting vehicles to Riyadh, a regime with an abysmal record for treatment of women, dissenters and offenders.
Departmental records also reveal that Ottawa is issuing export permits connected to the light armoured vehicle (LAV) sale announced in 2014. Under Canadian law, the government should do an official assessment of whether the transactions will further endanger human rights in Saudi Arabia.
Because for the Cons money trumps human rights and the terrorist menace, no matter what their depraved leader might say.
You know what he thinks about rights and bloggers...
And his cowardly depravity knows no limits...
And all I can say is what I've always said:
Let's make sure the Saudi beasts hear that message.
And let's use this latest atrocity as yet another reason to get rid of our own bestial monster.
Before he degrades us further....
Think about it this way. Stephen Harper is just days away from extinguishing internet freedom in this country with his totalitarian bill C-51.
By standing up for Raif Badawi, you're standing up for us ALL...
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