1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison: Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi receives harsh verdict under Sharia Muslim Law
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Ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes is the verdict for online activist, Raif Badawi. Badawi was found guilty of cyber crime and ridiculing Islamic figures in Saudi Arabia, according to the Daily Mail.
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LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Badawi co-founded the Free Saudi Liberals website.
Arrested in 2012, Badawi is set to receive his public flogging now outside the Al-Juffali mosque. Amnesty International said, "Badawi will receive 50 lashes on Friday and the rest of the sentence would be carried out over a period of 50 weeks."
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"It is horrifying to think that such a vicious and cruel punishment should be imposed on someone who is guilty of nothing more than daring to create a public forum for discussion and peacefully exercising the right to freedom of expression,' said Philip Luther, Amnesty's Middle East and North Africa director in a Daily Mail article.
Badawi will receive whippings using either a whip, leather strap or a long cane.
Public floggings are used as punishment for crimes under Sharia Muslim Law. Raif Badawi, is sentenced to 1,000 whips and ten years in prison for ridiculing Islamic figures on his website, Free Saudi Liberals.
"Sometimes the lashes are confined to the buttocks, more often it seems they are spread out from the neck to the ankles, and usually with the prisoner simply lying face down on the ground," according to corpun.com, a website that studies corporal punishment.
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Badawi's lawyer Waleed Abul-Khair was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and barred from traveling for 15 more years after his prison term. He was found guilty of "undermining the regime and officials," "inciting public opinion" and "insulting the judiciary."
Saudi Arabia strictly follows Sharia Muslim Law.
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