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Freedom of Speech and Stop Torture Demo in Basel 05. February 2015

The Basel group of Amnesty International demonstrates every Thursday in downtown Basel for the release of Raif Badawi.

Free Raif Badawi demo by Amnesty International Basel 05 February 2015

In May 2014, Raif Badawi was jailed for 10 years. His sentence also included 1,000 lashes, a 10-year travel ban, and a lifetime ban from appearing on media outlets once he is released. 

The charges against Raif are related to articles he wrote criticizing religious authorities in Saudi Arabia, and pieces penned by others that Raif published on the Saudi Arabian Liberals' site. The prosecution had called for him to be tried for 'apostasy' or abandoning his religion, which carries the death penalty.

For every of the 50 lashes that Raif was sentenced for to receive weekly, a crash cymbal was hit followed by a minute of silence

We all can put pressure on the repressive Saudi regime by raising our voice to them

Free Raif Badawi demo by Amnesty International Basel 05 February 2015

We will meet and demonstrate every Thursday in Basel until the Saudi Arabian government releases Raif Badawi unconditionally.