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Saudi Arabia: Possible New Flogging for Prominent Blogger

Email Saudi authorities could resume lashing liberal activist and blogger Raif Badawi on June 12, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 7, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court upheld a sentence of 10 years and 1,000 lashes against him. Badawi, convicted in 2013 for setting up a liberal website and allegedly insulting religious authorities, has no more appeals. Prior to the Supreme Court review Saudi authorities lashed him 50 times on January 9. (Beirut) – Saudi authorities could resume lashing liberal activist and blogger Raif Badawi on June 12, 2015. On June 7, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme…

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