30-year-old Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was punished last year for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, said his critics, and he now faces 10 Years in jail along with 1,000 lashes.
The Center For Inquiry just got its hands on English-language text of the Saudi Arabian judicial document detailing what Badawi did… and it’s disturbing. Really disturbing. Because when you go through everything they’re charging him with, he didn’t do anything that warrants his punishment.