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A thousand lashes and 10 years in prison for online Saudi Arabian activist

Headline Title:  A thousand lashes and 10 years in prison for online Saudi Arabian activist 07 May 2014   Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia’s authorities to quash the outrageous sentencing today of Raif Badawi in connection with an online forum for public debate he set up and accusations that he insulted Islam.    Raif Badawi, co-founder of the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” website, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine of 1 million Saudi riyals (about US$266,631) by Jeddah’s Criminal Court.    “The decision to sentence Raif…

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