The fight to get Saudi Arabia to stop being a barbaric, totalitarian state is not going well. The Supreme Court of that country upheld Raif Badawi’s sentence of 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for the “crime” of “insulting Islam.”
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment on blogger Raif Badawi, despite a foreign outcry.
Speaking from Canada, his wife Ensaf Haidar told the BBC she feared his punishment would start again on Friday.
Badawi was arrested in 2012 for “insulting Islam through electronic channels”.
Saudi authorities sent his case for review amidst global protests, after the first round of lashes in January.