Activist Raif Badawi's 1,000 lashes public flogging to commence after Friday prayers in 'Chop Chop Square'

January 8, 2015 3:08 PM

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Activist Raif Badawi's 1,000 lashes public flogging to commence after Friday prayers in 'Chop Chop Square'

A Saudi Arabian online activist will be publicly flogged on Friday 9 January after being arrested and accused of "ridiculing Islamic religious figures".

The corporal punishment will be carried out after Friday prayers, Amnesty International said, outside the Al-Juffali mosque in Jeddah. It is the site where executions are carried out, earning it the grisly nickname "Chop Chop Square".

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