Saudi Arabia flogs liberal activist in public - Amnesty

January 9, 2015 2:52 PM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A liberal activist sentenced to prison and flogging in Saudi Arabia underwent the first round of 50 lashes in public after Friday prayers, rights watchdog Amnesty International said.

Raif Badawi, who set up the "Free Saudi Liberals" website, was arrested in June 2012 and prosecuted for offences including cyber crime and disobeying his father.

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