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Flogging of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia ‘vicious act of cruelty’

Headline Title:  Flogging of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia ‘vicious act of cruelty’ 09 January 2015  A witness confirmed to Amnesty International that the flogging of Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi took place this morning after Friday prayers in front of al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah.  “The flogging of Raif Badawi is a vicious act of cruelty which is prohibited under international law,” said Said Boumedouha, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.   “By ignoring international calls to cancel the flogging Saudi Arabia’s authorities…

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