Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Human Rights are Still Not a Given Everywhere


Photo from Amnesty International Poster

Raif’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, their son Terad, and daughters,
Najwa and Miriyam, who were given asylum in Canada




I've been fighting for human rights for over 50 years. I was just one person among the crowd in Washington March 1963, and again in Selma 1965 when I was 19. 

We're fifteen years across the millennium and this 31-year old has been charged with insulting Islam via electronic channels and charged with apostasy and several other interesting infractions. He has been fined,  sentenced to 10 years in prison, and 1,000 lashes -- 50 of which were given January 9 2015.

Do the math! 

The second 50 have been delayed so he can heal!? and here's the link to a current article by Bridget Johnson at PJ Media: http://pjmedia.com/yellowribbonproject/a-sheer-inferno-of-unbearable-torture-saudi-blogger-in-danger-of-950-lashes-after-sentence-upheld/

I'm now somewhere between 69 and 70 and humanity still has a long way to go! It's heart breaking to say the least. 
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"Nothing in the world is more dangerous 
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." 
Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Jan 15 1929 - Apr 4 1968

 

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