Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of blogger for second time

January 22, 2015 3:18 PM

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Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of blogger for second time

For a second time, Saudi Arabia has postponed the planned flogging of a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for criticizing the country's clerics, Amnesty International announced Thursday.

"The planned flogging of Raif Badawi will be suspended this Friday after a medical committee assessed that he should not undergo a second round of lashes on health grounds,” the organization said in a statement, according to Sky News.

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