The written argument in support of the release of Raïf Badawi was sent on August 15 last to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Canada and to the Saudi Minister of Justice. No response has been forthcoming.
The factum was also communicated to various international and regional human rights institutions: the President of the United Nations Committee against Torture, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Arab Human Rights Committee and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
The factum was prepared with the collaboration of the Quebec Bar, the Lavery law firm and recognized experts in the areas of human rights and Islamic law.
Click here to see the press release.