Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle: magazine

March 27, 2015 10:43 PM

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Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle: magazine

BERLIN (Reuters) - Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi described in his first letter from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, according to German weekly Der Spiegel in a report to be published on Saturday.

Badawi was arrested in 2012 for offences including insulting Islam, cyber crime and disobeying his father, which is a crime in Saudi Arabia. He was sentenced last year to 10 years in jail, a fine of 1 million riyals (US$266,000) and 1,000 lashes.

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