#UK | From The Independent comes one of

#UK | From The Independent comes one of the best written article I have seen in a long time about the Raif Badawi case. It focuses mainly on well deserved criticism of the UK political establishment.

In addition it strongly suggests that the people of Saudi Arabia are not evil or wanting to see Raif flogged. I share that belief strongly. The reason we do not hear them say it is simply because Saudi is using censorship very actively. Much like the UK has started to do these last few years.

Please read the article by the eminent FRANCIS WHEEN closely. It will help every single one of us become stronger supporters of Raif Badawi and his champion and wife Ensaf Haidar. – Raymond Johansen

http://ow.ly/QO7hI

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About Raymond Johansen

Ray is a writer, columnist, contributor and subeditor for a large number of groups, pages and blogs - with a large international network. Furthermore he sits on the board of several organisations, including Pirate Parties International. He is a Human Rights and Privacy Activist, a Hacktivist and is heavily involved in Whistleblower support.

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  1. That reminds me again of a comment I wrote some weeks ago:

    “insulting Islam” can be intepreted just in as many ways as “subversion of the republic” in communist Czechoslovakia…
    When Václav Havel and others asked the government to respect human rights and discussed certain things of their society on an intellectual base he certainly didn’t want to turn the whole state upside down and provoke chaos that threatens the life of the ordinary citizens. However one of this ordinary citizens that has not access to what Havel actually wrote but only to the newspaper lead by the communist party could easily think that that was exactly what he planned to do so, because he does only know that he was convicted because he attempted a subversion of the republic. And with Raif Badawi it is exactly the same. He certainly didn’t want to insult Islam, just as Havel didn’t want to subverge his homecountry.

    These thoughts then inspired me as much that I seriously thought about looking at both these cases more closely, but so far I unfortunately haven’t had the time yet to do so.

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