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Saudi blogger could face retrial, possible beheading

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.

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Imprisoned Saudi blogger’s flogging delayed for fifth week

From CP via Maclean’s: Saudi Arabia postponed a planned flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for a fifth consecutive week, Amnesty International said Friday.

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Fri, February 13 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Imprisoned Saudi blogger’s flogging delayed for fifth week

Saudi blogger’s flogging postponed for medical reasons

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.

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Fri, January 16 2015 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Saudi blogger’s flogging postponed for medical reasons

UN pleads with Saudis to stop flogging blogger

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 […]

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Thu, January 15 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on UN pleads with Saudis to stop flogging blogger

Saudis begin flogging of liberal blogger

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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Fri, January 9 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Saudis begin flogging of liberal blogger