Raif Badawi

Saudi supreme court upholds jail, lashes for blogger: Wife

Saudi Arabia’s supreme court has upheld a sentence of 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes against blogger Raif Badawi on charges of insulting Islam, his wife said on Sunday.

The judgement came despite worldwide outrage over his case and criticism from the United Nations, United States, the European Union, Canada and others.

“This is a final decision that is irrevocable,” Ensaf Haidar told AFP in a telephone interview from Canada. “This decision has shocked me.”

  • Martin B

    Islam is an insult to all mankind. Raif Badawi is just one more log on the fire.

    • Careful there! You’re talking about our valued Ally Saudi Arabia!

    • Frau Katze

      Pure poison.