Saudi Arabia: The blogger Badawi, risk of new lashes

Saudi Arabia: The blogger Badawi, risk of new lashes

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi whose flogging last year in Saudi Arabia sparked international outrage, faces a new set of lashes, said Tuesday the co-founder of an association in Canada calling for the release of the detainee.

Founder and manager of an internet forum, Raif Badawi was sentenced in 2014 to ten years in prison and a thousand lashes in his country for “insulting” the values of Islam.

According Abibtol Evelyne, who created the Raif Badawi Foundation with the wife of the latter, a “reliable source” in Saudi Arabia reported that the blogger faced a new set of lashes “at any time” (…)
Reuters