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guardian: Saudi supreme court upholds verdict against blogger Raif Badawi

Ruling confirms punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for liberal blogger who was found guilty of insulting Islam [more…]
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spiegel online: 1000 Peitschenhiebe: Höchstes saudisches Gericht bestätigt Urteil gegen Badawi

Das umstrittene Urteil gegen Raif Badawi aus Saudi-Arabien bleibt bestehen, das hat das höchste Gericht des Landes entschieden. Der liberale Blogger muss für zehn Jahre ins Gefängnis und wird mit 1000 Peitschenhieben bestraft. [mehr…]

new york times: Man Who Filmed Execution Is Arrested, Saudi Outlets Say

23. January 2015 Leave a comment

In a recent video from Saudi Arabia, three uniformed security officers and a professional swordsman in a white gown struggled to placate a woman cloaked in black and sitting in the street. A Saudi court had convicted her of murder, but she was proclaiming her innocence. [more…]

spiegel online: Barbarische Strafen: Saudi-Arabien richtet wie der "Islamische Staat"

23. January 2015 Leave a comment

In Saudi-Arabien wird der Blogger Raif Badawi ausgepeitscht – wegen Kritik an der Religionspolizei. Eine grausame Strafe, wie sie auch der “Islamische Staat” verhängt. Beide Regime teilen eine ähnliche Ideologie. [mehr…]

CBC News: Raif Badawi flogged in Saudi Arabia for activism, Amnesty International says

13. January 2015 Leave a comment

An activist who has a wife and three children in Sherbrooke, Que., underwent the first round of 50 lashes in public after morning prayers today in Saudi Arabia, human rights group Amnesty International says.Raif Badawi was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine of one million Saudi Arabian riyals (about $315,000 Cdn) for offences including creating an online forum for public debate and insulting Islam.