Tomorrow King Abdullah of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visits US President Barak Obama. The number one issue that ought to be discussed? It's not oil - but human rights. While Canadian Nathalie Morin and her three children suffer at the abuse of her commonlaw husband, in the tiny town of Bisha, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper does nothing. While Sawsan Salim sits in a Saudi prison with her toddler son, awaiting 300 lashes for attending a government office without a male guardian, Human Rights Watch pleads for an appeal.
On June 26, 2010, The Nathalie Morin Support committee and Muslims for Progressive Values Ottawa held a protest outside the Saudi Embassy in Ottawa seeking the return of twenty six year old Canadian Nathalie Morin and her three children and an end to gender apartheid in that country. The young Canadian and her small children have been severely abused and neglected by her commonlaw husband, Saeed Al-Sharahni and/or his family and the Canadian government has not obtained their return to Canada nor ensured their safety in Saudi Arabia. Ms.