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Saudi Court Denies Blogger's Appeal

Saudi Arabia's top court upheld a 10-year prison sentence and 1,000 lashes for a blogger convicted of insulting Islam, his wife said Sunday. Despite appeals from human rights organizations and the United Nations, Raif Badawi received the first 50 lashes earlier this year. The 31-year-old father of three was arrested in 2012, accused by Saudi authorities of apostasy and undermining security in the country through the online forum he started to encourage public debate. The...

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