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Saudi Arabia - Court upholds 10-year sentence for Saudi cyber-activist

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Reporters Without Borders condemns the verdict handed down two days ago by a Riyadh appeal court upholding the sentence of 10 years' imprisonment and 1,000 lashes passed on the cyber-activist Raef Badawi. Badawi is the co-founder of the website Liberal Saudi Network, an online discussion forum aimed at encouraging political and social debate in Saudi Arabia. His sentence for “insulting Islam” was originally imposed on 7 May by the Jeddah criminal court, which also ordered him to pay a fine of (...)

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