Saudis ‘To Review’ Flogging of Blogger Raif Badawi
The unjust punishment of Raif Badawi is maliciously cruel and evil, it’s a fate no human on earth deserves no matter their crime.
The case of a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes has been referred to the Supreme Court by the king’s office, the BBC has learned.
Blogger Raif Badawi’s wife said the referral, made before he was flogged 50 times last Friday, gave him hope that officials would end his punishment.
A second round of lashings was postponed for medical reasons.
The punishment of Badawi, who was also fined and sentenced to 10 years in prison, caused international outcry.