Raif Badawi’s blog posts published in Montreal

WATCH: Montrealers came out to support a new book featuring blog posts by jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi. Global’s Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports.

MONTREAL – A 62 page book containing 14 blog posts from jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was unveiled in Montreal Tuesday.

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The French language book called “1000 lashes” is a collection of posts written between 2010 and 2012.

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Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1000 lashes in Saudi Arabia.

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He was found guilty of criticizing clerics, insulting Islam and breaking technology laws.

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At the book launch, Badawi’s wife Ensaf Haidar took the opportunity to thank all the Montreal supporters to have lobbied to bring him to Canada.

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June marks the third anniversary of Badawi’s imprisonment.

Badawi is not a Canadian citizen, although his wife and children fled Saudi Arabia in 2012 and settled in Sherbrooke in 2013.

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