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Raif Badawi: Saudi Arabian blogger to be flogged again tomorrow.

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MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 16:40:54

Posting here for traffic. Many of us have heard of 31 yr old father-of -three Raif Badawi who was sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes in his native Saudi Arabia last May. His crimes were to criticise his government via the Internet. He was flogged 50 times on January 9nth this year and his further, weekly, floggings have been postponed since then partly due to international outrage and partly due to the fact that further lashings may kill him.

The Saudi government propose to flog Raif again tomorrow. If you are concererned then please tweet the Saudi embassy as soon as possible; all the details are available on the Amnesty International website, sorry I don't know how to link. Please help.

chocolateyay Thu 11-Jun-15 16:43:03

and yet British Business and the Royal family are all so pally pally with this regime.

MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 16:46:35

Thanks for the link. Oh yes, such good friends.

MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 19:04:17

Bump. Please spare a moment to sign this petition.

JimmyCorkhill Thu 11-Jun-15 19:07:16


SuburbanRhonda Thu 11-Jun-15 19:14:45


The idea of waiting until he is well enough to be flogged again is barbaric.

MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 19:15:08

Thank you. Shamelessly bumping.

chocolateyay Thu 11-Jun-15 19:17:33

I shall bump too...

lipsynch Thu 11-Jun-15 19:25:43


lipsynch Thu 11-Jun-15 19:25:56


mayaknew Thu 11-Jun-15 19:31:37


MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 19:35:01


Pumpkinpositive Thu 11-Jun-15 19:35:34

Signed and shared on FB.

They obviously mean to kill him.

chocolateyay Thu 11-Jun-15 19:37:06

I cant see how anyone could survive this punishment. I could 'sort of' understand of it was some religious law 'offend the almighty and you will suffer' but the insult a mortal being and be basically beaten to death?

MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 19:38:12


AuntyMag10 Thu 11-Jun-15 19:38:59


Paddingtonthebear Thu 11-Jun-15 19:40:03


Debinaround Thu 11-Jun-15 19:51:05


beatricequimby Thu 11-Jun-15 19:51:26


medievaljacqui Thu 11-Jun-15 20:29:22

Signed and bump

Muddymits Thu 11-Jun-15 20:32:56


Hidsup Thu 11-Jun-15 20:44:29


MrsFring Thu 11-Jun-15 21:00:20


ButterflyUpSoHigh Thu 11-Jun-15 21:02:15


Marcipex Thu 11-Jun-15 21:09:20


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