By continuing you accept Avaaz's Privacy Policy which explains how your data can be used and how it is secured.
Got it
We use cookies to analyse how visitors use this website and to help us provide you the best possible experience. View our Cookie Policy.
OK

Sigmar Gabriel: Help free my husband

To German Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel:

As citizens around the world who are deeply concerned about imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, we urge you to do everything you can to secure his swift and unconditional release and permission to exit the country. As a major arms exporter to Saudi Arabia, we call on you to cancel exports if countries do not uphold internationally recognised human rights. Your leadership now could both free Raif and champion an era of principled trade relations.

Already an Avaaz member?
Enter your email address and hit "Send".
First time here? Please fill out the form below.
By taking action you agree to receive Avaaz emails. Our Privacy Policy will protect your data and explains how it can be used. You can unsubscribe at any time.

His hands and feet in shackles, his face contorted with pain, for everyone to see. It's unbearable to think this is how they publicly flogged my husband, 50 times over. Now I hear he could even be executed -- but you can help me save him!

My name is Ensaf Haidar and Raif is my husband. Last year, he was sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1.000 lashes for "insulting Islam" -- his crime was that he voiced his opinion on a blog. Raif is peaceful man and a loving father -- our three children and I miss him dearly and we fear for his life. 

Now Germany could help us free him:
 in 48 hours, Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s Minister of Economic Affairs, will travel to Saudi Arabia -- and if he uses his influence to take a stand for Raif, he could spur Saudi leaders to reconsider.

I have personally asked Sigmar Gabriel for help. But my voice alone is not strong enough. That's why I ask you to support my appeal so that we can see him off with a huge call from around the world to negotiate Raif's release. Please join me now and share this with everyone you know.

Ensaf Haidar, wife of Raif Badawi

Tell Your Friends

Copy the link to this campaign to IM, Skype or post it: