Raif Badawi is a blogger who was recently sentenced to ten years in prison and 1000 lashes (50 every Friday for 20 weeks) for “spreading liberal thoughts” and “insulting Islam.”
He was arrested in 2012 on a charge of insulting Islam through electronic channels and brought to court on several charges including apostasy.
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The flogging was caught on tape.
The crowd shouted, “Allahu Akbar!” as he was flogged.