Saudi blogger Raif Badawi spared flogging for sixth time: Amnesty International
The human rights organization’s Paris office said Badawi was spared a lashing on Friday, but they’re not sure what the reasons were.
Badawi is serving 10 years in prison, and has also been sentenced to 1,000 lashes for blog posts criticizing Saudi Arabia’s clerics.
The first 50 lashes were delivered on Jan. 9 and Amnesty said he’s had none since then.
Badawi is not a Canadian citizen but his wife, Ensaf Haidar, and children fled Saudi Arabia in 2012 and settled in Sherbrooke, Que., in 2013.
His detention and sentence have stirred up worldwide condemnation.
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