Raif Badawi’s Advocates To Go To U.N. To Demand Release

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Defenders of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi are readying to take his case to the highest levels of international diplomacy after Saudi Arabia rejected a call to release him and allow him to join his family in Canada.

Stephane Dion, Canada’s foreign minister, has requested that Badawi be released to the country, where Canadian authorities granted his family asylum on October 18.