Saudi Authorities Delay Flogging of Blogger for 3rd Week

January 30, 2015 4:10 PM

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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.

Raif Badawi underwent the first of 20 what were supposed to be weekly flogging sessions of 50 lashes on Jan. 9 in the Red Sea city of Jiddah. Two subsequent planned floggings were postponed after doctors in the kingdom examined the 31-year-old and determined he should not face the punishment as sche...

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