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Ensaf Haidar talks at the 81st Congress

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Ensaf Haidar talks at the 81st Congress

Photograph of Ensaf Haidar giving a speech in front of the empty chair of her husband, Saudi writer and activist Raif Badawi, in Place d’Youville, during the 81st Congress of PEN International which took place from 13 to 16 October 2015 in Quebec City. The title of the Congress was Translation = Creation = Freedom. Badawi was arrested in 2012, in Saudi Arabia, for insulting Islam and later sentenced to ten years of prison, 1000 lashes and a fine. Due to Badawi’s poor health, however, the sentence was never fully carried away. Ensaf Haidar took refuge in Canada with the couple’s three children and has campaigned for Badawi’s liberation ever since. From right to left: Émile Martel, president of the Quebecois Centre (2000-16); Marian Botsford Fraser, president of the Canadian Centre (1997-99) and chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee (2009-12); and Ensaf Haidar.

Discours d'Ensaf Haidar lors du 81e Congrès

Photographie d'Ensaf Haidar prononçant un discours devant la chaise vide de son mari, l'écrivain et militant saoudien Raif Badawi, sur la Place d'Youville, pendant le 81e Congrès du PEN International, qui a eu lieu du 13 au 16 octobre 2015, à Québec. Le titre de ce Congrès était Translation = Creation = Freedom. Badawi a été arrêté en 2012, en Arabie Saoudite, pour insulte à l'Islam, et a plus tard été condamné à dix ans de prison, 1000 coups de fouet et une amende. En raison de son mauvais état de santé, cependant, la peine n'a jamais pu être entièrement administrée. Ensaf Haidar a trouvé refuge au Canada avec les trois enfants du couple et fait depuis campagne pour la libération de Badawi. De droite à gauche: Émile Martel, président du Centre québécois (2000-16); Marian Botsford Fraser, présidente du Comité des Écrivains Emprisonnés à PEN International (2009-12); et Ensaf Haidar.

Ensaf Haidar habla durante el 81o Congreso

Fotografía de Ensaf Haidar dando un discurso delante de la silla vacía de su esposo, el activista y escritor saudí Raif Badawi, en Place d'Youville, durante el 81o Congreso de PEN Internacional, que tuvo lugar del 13 al 16 de octubre de 2015 en Ciudad de Quebec. El Congreso fue titulado Translation = Creation = Freedom. Badawi fue arrestado en 2012 en Arabia Saudí, por insultar al Islam, y fue sentenciado a 10 años de prisión, 1000 latigazos y a pagar una multa. Debido a la mala salud de Badawi, la sentencia nunca acabó aplicándose en su enteridad. Ensaf Haidar se refugió en Canadá con los tres hijos de la pareja, y ha hecho campaña por la liberación de su marido desde entonces. De izquierda a derecha: Émile Martel, presidente del Centro Quebequés (2000-16); Marian Botsford Fraser, presidenta del Centro Canadiense (1997-99) y presidenta del Comité de Escritores en Prisión de PEN Internacional (2009-12); y Ensaf Haidar.

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16/10/2015

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Quebecois Centre

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Quebecois Centre  (Centre québécois du P.E.N. International)

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