Saudi Arabia Upholds 10-Year, 1,000-Lash Punishment For Blogger

Saudi Arabia has decided to uphold its decision to sentence Raif Badawi, a 31-year-old blogger who was imprisoned in 2012 after being charged for insulting Islam through his website, to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes in public, Badawi’s wife said Sunday. Badawi’s sentence also included a $266,000 fine and prevents him from traveling abroad…

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