Saudi blogger's flogging creates buzz on social media
January 10 , 2015
Thousands of people in Saudi Arabia have taken to social media to express their feelings on the flogging of Raif Badawi, a blogger and activist, for “insulting Islam”.
However, not everybody in the country has come out in support of Badawi, who was arrested in 2012. He was later sentenced to a 10-year prison term and 1,000 lashes.
The first round of lashes was reportedly carried out on Friday. International human rights groups have slammed the sentence.