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Raif Badawi: 1000 Lashes Because He Says What He Thinks

Who is Raif Badawi? Raif Badawi, a 31-year-old Saudi blogger, was arrested in June 2012 on a range of charges related to insulting Islam. Badawi was prosecuted for founding a website called: “Free Saudi Liberals”, which endorsed online debate about religious and political issues in Saudi Arabia. Badawi was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and was ordered to receive 1,000 lashes, an excessive punishment which…