#AceWorldNews – SAUDI ARABIA:Jan.09: In Jeddah Saudi Arabia on Friday publicly flogged a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for ‘ insulting Islam ‘ with Amnesty International condemning his punishment as a “vicious act of cruelty”.
Badawi was also ordered to pay a fine of one million riyals ($267,000, 192,00 euros).
The 30-year-old received a first instalment of 50 lashes on Friday and is expected to have 20 weekly whipping sessions until his punishment is complete.
Witnesses said that Badawi was flogged after the weekly Friday prayers near Al-Jafali mosque in the Red Sea city of Jeddah as a crowd of worshippers looked on.
He was driven to the site in a police car, and taken out of the…
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