Friday, 9 January 2015

Saudi Arabia begins 1000 lash sentence for blogger as punishment for insulting Islam

Today, Saudi authorities publicly lashed blogger, Raif Badawi after weekly prayers. He is due to receive 50 lashes every week for a period of 20 weeks for allegedly insulting Islam on his websit. Badawi's site also called for an end to the dominance of religion over Saudi public life
Twitter users are rallying in support of him with the hashtags #FreeRaif#IStandWithRaif and #JeSuisRaif

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