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Jan 30, 2015
Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening, won't survive full punishmentOTTAWA (Reuters) - The wife of a Saudi rights activist, sentenced last year to 1,000 lashes for criticizing the Kingdom's clerics in his blog, said on Thursday her husband's health had worsened after the first round of flogging and that he could not survive the full punishment. Raif Badawi, 31, a blogger and founder of the "Free Saudi Liberals" website, received 50 lashes on Jan 9. The second of 20 rounds in total has twice been postponed on medical grounds
Jan 15, 2015
Lashing of Saudi blogger a violation of human dignity: CanadaCanada's top diplomat on Wednesday voiced concern at the flogging of a Saudi blogger for "insulting Islam" and urged Riyadh to show clemency.