mercredi 18 avril 2018

One Way Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman Can Prove He Is Sincere About His Reforms: Free Raif Badawi

By BRANDON SILVER AND EVELYNE ABITBOL 
April 5, 2018 published in the TIME Magazine time.com
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Silver is a member of Raif Badawi’s international legal team; Abitbol is cofounder of the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom.
“We want to lead normal lives, lives where our religion and our traditions translate into tolerance.”
“For me, liberalism simply means, live and let live. This is a splendid slogan.”
Who could have imagined that these equally conciliatory concepts would result in such conflicting consequences?
Yet in Saudi Arabia, the advocate of one is heralded as a reformer, while the other is harassed for being a radical.
Ensaf Haidar, wife of the jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, shows a portrait of her husband as he is awarded with the Sakharov Prize, on Dec. 16, 2015 in Strasbourg, France.
Ensaf Haidar, wife of the jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, shows a portrait of her husband as he is awarded with the Sakharov Prize, on Dec. 16, 2015 in Strasbourg, France.
 
Born one year apart, these millennials have given expression to the vision and values of a younger generation, one that is empowered by the digital age, implicated in a globalizing world and impervious to the religious orthodoxy of some clerical elite.

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