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Saudi Arabia to commence public flogging of activist sentenced to 1,000 lashes

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia to commence public flogging of activist sentenced to 1,000 lashes 08 January 2015  Amnesty International has learned that the imprisoned Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi will be flogged in public after Friday prayers tomorrow in front of al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah.  Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine of 1 million Saudi Arabian riyals (about US$266,600) last year for creating an online forum for public debate and accusations that he insulted Islam. According to information obtained by Amnesty International,…

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