Saudi Arabia: 600 Lashes, 7 Years for Insulting Islam

We truly do not appreciate the free country we live in.

(Beirut) – A Jeddah court on July 29, 2013, convicted a liberal activist of violating Saudi Arabia’s anti-cybercrime law and sentenced him to 600 lashes and seven years in prison. The Criminal Court found Raif Badawi, the founder of the Free Saudi Liberals website, guilty of insulting Islam through his website and in comments he made on television, and added three months to his term for “parental disobedience.”

via Saudi Arabia: 600 Lashes, 7 Years for Activist | Human Rights Watch.

By Lori Camper

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