Month: January 2015

Temporary reprieve for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi; Geoffrey Simpson challenges Canada doing business in Saudi Arabia

1. Raif Badawi update Thank you to those OPSEU members who responded to our plea last week to protect the inhumane treatment of Saudi human rights activist,Raif Badawi. The second set of 50 lashes was cancelled last Friday for “medical reasons”. However, the publicity his barbaric treatment has received and the worldwide protests may also […]

Free Speech met with a 100 lashes in Saudi Arabia

Our college is doing business in Saudi Arabia. The college claims it can be a force for change. Meanwhile, here is the reality. Raif Badawi, an independent blogger who should be in Canada today with his wife and their three children, is spending time in Briman prison, Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia. Worse,for his crime of […]

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