Saudi gets ten years prison, 1,000 whip lashes for blogging


This video is called Saudi Arabia – Oppression of Expression – Support Raif Badawi, Turki Al-Hamad and Hamza Kashgari.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

SAUDI ARABIA: A blogger has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on charges that he insulted Islam in an online forum he created.

The Jiddah criminal court also ordered Raif Badawi to pay a fine of 1 million Saudi riyals.

Mr Badawi was previously sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes in relation to the charges, but the verdict was overturned on appeal.

The “insulting Islam” accusation is based on Badawi criticizing clerics linked to the Saudi absolute monarchy.

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