Saudi Arabia postpones public flogging of blogger

By REUTERS
January 16, 2015 17:23

Saudi Arabia has postponed Friday's public flogging of activist and blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Badawi was subjected to the first 50 lashes a week ago and was due to be flogged again after Friday prayers, although Saudi authorities had come under Western pressure to call off the punishment.


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