Saudi activist to be flogged in public, Amnesty International says

January 9, 2015 3:10 PM

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Saudi activist to be flogged in public, Amnesty International says

(CNN)Prominent Saudi online activist Raif Badawi will be flogged for the first time in public on Friday following prayers in front of a mosque in Jeddah, according to Amnesty International.

Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine of 1 million Saudi Arabian riyals (approximately $267,000) in May 2014 by a Saudi court accusing him of insulting Islam, said his wife and a source who followed the case closely.

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