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Irwin Cotler, MP



Petition: Unconditional Release of Raif Badawi

Posted on February 20, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today signed by many Canadians from the Sherbrooke area.

The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to immediately use every diplomatic means necessary to ensure that Raif Badawi is released and reunited with his family, which has sought refuge in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Raif was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for creating an online program in Saudi Arabia.

The petitioners are joining with the parliamentarians in all parties who have already asked the government to take action on this case.