Australian sentenced by Saudi court to 500 lashes

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December 7, 2011 10:33

 
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Australian citizen Manor Almaribe, was sentenced to 500 lashes Tueday, after the Saudia Arabian Court found him guilty of blasphemy, ABC news reported Wednesday.

The 45-year-old father of five was arrested in November, during a pilgrimage to Mecca, according to ABC.

The Australia ambassador has contacted the Saudi authorities to plead for leniency.

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