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Saudi blogger's flogging creates buzz on social media

  • 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.

     

     

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