1000 Lashes, 10 Years In Prison For Online Saudi Arabian Activist

May 8, 2014 10:50 AM

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A Saudi court has sentenced an online Saudi Arabian activist to thousand lashes and 10 years in prison for setting up an online forum for public debate, and accusations that he insulted Islam.

Raif Badawi, co-founder of the "Saudi Arabian Liberals" website, was also fined 1 million Saudi riyals ($266,631) by Jeddah's Criminal Court on Wednesday.

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