Saudi authorities delay flogging for 3rd week for blogger who insulted Islam

January 30, 2015 3:07 PM

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Saudi authorities delay flogging for 3rd week for blogger who insulted Islam

Jan. 23, 2015 - Demonstrators outside London's Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia protesting the planned flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi who was convicted in Saudi Arabia of insulting Islam. A leading rights group says Saudi authorities have delayed Friday's planned flogging of Badawi for a 3rd straight week in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International.

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