Amnesty has learned that Raif Badawi is to be flogged again this Friday.
Please help us generate another round of pressure on the Saudi Embassy in DC by doing these 3 things today and tomorrow:
1) Call the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington D.C. at (202) 342-3800. Press 2 for English, then 0 for the operator. (Or, if that doesn't work, press 3 for Public Affairs or 6 for the press office)
Sample call script:
Hi, my name is _____________, I'm calling from [City, State] about Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi. I ask that embassy officials act now to ensure that he is not publicly flogged again. Raif if a Prisoner of Conscience, and should be immediately and unconditionally released. I am also disturbed that the Saudi Authorities are using flogging as punishment, as it is a violation of international law.
2) Take and share the online petition at http://www.amnestyusa.org/stop_public_flogging_of_raif
3) Tweet @SaudiEmbassyUSA using the hashtags #FreeRaif #Istandwithraif and this URL http://www.amnestyusa.org/stop_public_flogging_of_raif
→ Please let us know if you make a call so that we can keep a tally.
Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for Amnesty's latest press release https://t.e2ma.net/click/pdo6h/d4sm2i/hzjfgc
Click here to see the last Urgent Action on Raif Badawi's case https://t.e2ma.net/click/pdo6h/d4sm2i/xrkfgc
Please note that Amnesty sections around the world are pressuring Saudi embassies in their countries as well. Together, we can use the power of collective action to free Raif to his wife and children in Canada.
Thank you for taking action with us!
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