By the Canadian press:

Ensaf Haidar, wife of Raif Badawi, stands next to a poster of a book of articles written by the imprisoned Saudi blogger, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Montreal. Badawi, who isimprisoned for criticizing Islam on his blog, is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence and is also supposed to receive 1,000 lashes delivered in batches of 50 over 20 weeks.

OTTAWA — Supporters of Raif Badawi found themselves up against the closed doors of Saudi Arabia’s embassy Monday as they tried unsuccessfully to deliver 31,000 letters demanding the imprisoned blogger’s release.

Badawi, whose wife and three children live in Quebec, was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his criticism of Saudi clerics.

Demonstrators gathered to hand over the letters and petitions, which come from about 20 different countries, primarily Canada.

But unlike the first time they tried something similar earlier in the year, Saudi officials wouldn’t open the door.

full article and more at Montreal Gazette

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