From CP via TheStar.com (“Trudeau not ready to intervene in case of jailed Saudi blogger“): Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has no immediate plans to call Saudi Arabian authorities to ask for the liberation of jailed blogger Raif Badawi.
Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger whose writings have earned him a 10-year sentence and 1,000 lashes, could be facing a fresh hell — a retrial that would include the capital crime of apostasy, or renouncing his religion. The new worries come from his family.
From CP via Maclean’s: Saudi Arabia postponed a planned flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for a fifth consecutive week, Amnesty International said Friday.
From the Guardian: The wife of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for criticising leading clerics, says King Abdullah has referred his case to the supreme court amid an international clamour over his flogging.
From the New York Times (“Saudi Arabia: U.N. Denounces Flogging of Blogger”): The United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan, publicly appealed to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to halt the flogging of a blogger sentenced to 1,000 blows, 10 years’ imprisonment and a large fine for creating a website that contained criticism of […]
From AP via Global News: A Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam was brought after Friday prayers to a public square in the port city of Jiddah and flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators, a witness to the lashing said.
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