Twitterstorm for Raif Badawi April 10, 2021 16:00 - 18:00 GMT

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09 April 2021

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Twitterstorm for Raif Badawi
April 10, 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT

Twitterstorm Instructions
• Start tweeting at 16:00 GMT using the hashtag #FreeRaif.
• Tweet as much as possible from 16:00 – 18:00 GMT with the hashtag #FreeRaif, using new information each time. Retweet other tweets with the hashtag #FreeRaif
• Direct some tweets to @KingSalman @mojKSA @KSAMOFA @MOISaudiArabia
• Encourage others to join the twitterstorm and retweet your tweets.
• You can include pictures and links to articles & other media. Some links are provided below.
• You can use the sample tweets below or create your own. To use the sample tweets, click on “click to tweet.” You can modify sample tweets if you wish.

Sample Tweets

One Way Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman Can Prove He Is Sincere About His Reforms: Free Raif Badawi #FreeRaif #MBS #SaudiArabia https://time.com/5228667/saudi-arabia-crown-prince-mohamed-bin-salman-raif-badawi/
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/alLao

There is “a critical mass of reasons” to #FreeRaif His views are “parallel those of the new Saudi leadership. His release would have a positive worldwide resonance & attest to the genuine authenticity of reforms to this global audience” @KingSalman https://time.com/5228667/saudi-arabia-crown-prince-mohamed-bin-salman-raif-badawi/
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/dyCZU

@KingSalman #MBS #FreeRaif now! “Releasing Raif would be in the kingdom’s own self-interest….the Crown Prince…is seeking to ‘create an environment attractive to…foreign investors’…Building this investor confidence will require increasing trust in Saudi legal norms.” https://time.com/5228667/saudi-arabia-crown-prince-mohamed-bin-salman-raif-badawi/
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/9Rzxb

“The treatment of Raif Badawi is in standing violation of domestic Saudi law and further obligations that Saudi Arabia has assumed under international law.” @KingSalman @Mojksa #FreeRaif immediately & unconditionally.
https://time.com/5228667/saudi-arabia-crown-prince-mohamed-bin-salman-raif-badawi/
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/8fyXj

Raif didn’t receive a fair trial “The Court…lacked jurisdiction. The witnesses…were inadmissible. He was denied his right to counsel & was not informed of the charges against him, nor given the necessary time & means to prepare his defense” #FreeRaif https://time.com/5228667/saudi-arabia-crown-prince-mohamed-bin-salman-raif-badawi/
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/c27oQ

“It is not too late for Saudi Arabia to make an important statement…about rule of law and remedy these standing violations by releasing Badawi” @KingSalman #MBS #FreeRaif now https://time.com/5228667/saudi-arabia-crown-prince-mohamed-bin-salman-raif-badawi/
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/zKwMy

“Badawi’s ongoing imprisonment is unjust.” We urge @KingSalman to “include Badawi among the list of prisoners who, as part of an annual tradition, will be granted royal pardons during #Ramadan this year.” #FreeRaif now! https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/03/03/would-canadian-citizenship-be-a-lifeline-to-this-jailed-saudi-blogger-ottawa-not-convinced.html
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/cUxcb

#RaifBadawi, Sakharov prize 2015 recipient for the defence of freedom of thought & human rights, has languished these last 9 years in a Saudi prison where he has been subjected to lashing & other forms of abuse. KSA must #FreeRaif unconditionally https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyJbcOzWYAUecr9?format=jpg&name=small
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/o1x75

@KingSalman @KSAMOFA @MOISaudiArabia With #Ramadan approaching, now is the time for good will. Release #RaifBadawi immediately & unconditionally so that he can reunite with his family in Canada. #FreeRaif https://www.dw.com/en/would-canadian-citizenship-free-saudi-blogger-raif-badawi/a-56984271
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/1ZIJb

#FreeRaif who has already served 9 years in prison in Saudi for peacefully expressing ideas shared by millions of law-abiding people throughout the world. His wife & children are waiting with longing for him in Canada @MOISaudiArabia @KSAMOFA https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dp8wkuKXgAE61bM?format=jpg&name=small
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/_723c

“This is an opportune time for not only the Crown prince to do the right thing and pardon Raif Badawi, but I would say it’s also in his own interest and the interests of Saudi Arabia to do the right thing” #MBS #FreeRaif now #Ramadan https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/liberals-accused-of-ignoring-unanimous-motion-to-grant-canadian-citizenship-to-jailed-saudi-blogger-raif-badawi
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/67o5A

Raif Badawi, a loving husband & father has spent the last 9 years in a Saudi prison simply for peaceful expression of widely held views, cut off from all he holds dear. @kingSalman #MBS #FreeRaif immediately & unconditionally https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df4Y8b7WAAEFZC0?format=jpg&name=medium
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/Lb5GT

#FreeRaif immediately and unconditionally! “His writing represents the very best of Saudi Arabia and brings honor to the kingdom. It is his sham trial and unjust treatment that bring shame.” @KingSalman @MOISaudiArabia @KSAMOFA https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/08/raif-badawi-saudi-arabia-persecution/
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/79wnP

Authorities in #SaudiArabia have robbed these children of the loving embrace of their father for many years just because he thought differently from the Saudi status quo & was not afraid to express it. #FreeRaif to reunite with his family in Canada. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ex9FUDZWEAADiRg?format=jpg&name=small
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/s28cD

#RaifBadawi “never criticized neither [bin Salman] nor the Saudi kingdom … it’s in the crown prince’s ‘strategic interest’ to release Badawi, considering Saudi relations with the United States and European Union.” @KingSalman @Mojksa #FreeRaif now https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/liberals-accused-of-ignoring-unanimous-motion-to-grant-canadian-citizenship-to-jailed-saudi-blogger-raif-badawi
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/bfHfw

2012 -peaceful Saudi blogger Raif Badawi arrested & charged with insulting Islam
2013 -convicted & sentenced to 7 years prison & 600 lashes
2014 -sentence increased to 10 years, 1000 lashes & a fine
2015 – lashed 50 times but none since
#FreeRaif -he is not a criminal
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/drNoz

#RaifBadawi is not a criminal and should be released immediately & unconditionally. His “moderate and reasonable voice” did not defame Islam or personally attack authority figures, posed no threat to national security and reflected a “deep patriotism.” https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/03/03/would-canadian-citizenship-be-a-lifeline-to-this-jailed-saudi-blogger-ottawa-not-convinced.html
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/bQ821

A loving home awaits #RaifBadawi in Canada where his wife & all 3 of his children (who sought refuge there) have campaigned tirelessly for his freedom. Please join the Twitterstorm now and call on authorities in Saudi to #FreeRaif unconditionally https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZw0_1gW0AEc-b6?format=jpg&name=medium
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/DGpIb

The hypocrisy of #MBS is unconscionable “Badawi’s arguments in favour of religious pluralism actually mirror what the kingdom’s de facto leader, Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been arguing in recent years.” It is time to #FreeRaif now! https://nationalpost.com/news/world/jailed-saudi-blogger-raif-badawi-under-new-probe-for-damaging-the-reputation-of-the-kingdom
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/3rkj7

Ensaf Haider, #RaifBadawi ‘s wife, was forced to flee #SaudiArabia, find a new life in #Canada as a refugee, raise her 3 children alone all while fighting for Raif’s release. She is the epitome of bravery and has suffered enough. #FreeRaif now https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Exwz6gHWEAEio_x?format=jpg&name=large
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/DS7t3

“Raif Badawi is not a criminal, but a courageous advocate of coexistence. He should be lauded, rather than lashed, for his leadership.” @KingSalman #MBS #FreeRaif https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/08/raif-badawi-saudi-arabia-persecution/
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/RX91c

@KingSalman #MBS @MOISaudiArabia @KSAMOFA Haven’t these children suffered enough? They have been separated from their father for 9 years and have grown up without him. All of this because Raif exercised his right to freedom of expression. #FreeRaif now https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbDNro0XYAAV27q?format=jpg&name=small
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/51Qt5


“Raif Badawi has become an international symbol of free speech, and its denial in Saudi Arabia.” @KingSalman It’s time to reset relations and the Kingdom’s reputation. It’s time to #FreeRaif https://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/estrie/2017/bande-dessinee-raif-badawi/?lang=en
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/m3ba8

We’ll never forget the horrific day #RaifBadawi was flogged. #KSA continues to deny his rights. He is a prisoner of conscience who must be released immediately & unconditionally. We will never give up on the fight for his freedom #FreeRaif https://youtu.be/Vd3dh9sy2SE
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/1a594

Canadians call for Raif’s immediate release & reunification with family in #Canada. “Members of the House of Commons unanimously approved a motion Wednesday demanding jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi be given Canadian citizenship.” #Cdnpoli https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/raif-badawi-immgration-saudi-release-1.5891254
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/8fRJL

#FreeRaif now! “Raif Badawi’s overdue release would be a life-changing development for his three young children, who were forced to flee to Canada as refugees and who are growing up without their father.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/08/raif-badawi-saudi-arabia-persecution/
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/6beBA

“Freedom of speech is the air that any thinker breathes; it’s the fuel that ignites the fire of intellectual thoughts” #RaifBadawi @KingSalman @MOISaudiArabia @KSAMOFA It is not a crime to express your opinion. #FreeRaif now
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyE2imrWYAgVmxM?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/Vdf57

“Nine years have been long enough. My kids are growing up without their father, and we all miss him terribly” Ensaf Haider #FreeRaif immediately & unconditionally https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/03/03/would-canadian-citizenship-be-a-lifeline-to-this-jailed-saudi-blogger-ottawa-not-convinced.html
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/1zn38

“Some of the things Badawi was arrested 10 years ago for saying the crown prince has himself been speaking about in the past four years, such as talking about a more open Saudi Arabia and a more moderate Islam.” #FreedomOfExpressionIsNotACrime #FreeRaif https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/liberals-accused-of-ignoring-unanimous-motion-to-grant-canadian-citizenship-to-jailed-saudi-blogger-raif-badawi
Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/50YbW
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