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Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström on Tuesday accused Saudi Arabia of handing a “medieval” punishment to a blogger in a move likely to further strain tensions between the two countries.
Speaking to Swedish Radio, Wallstöm strongly criticized the decision to sentence the writer to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam.
“My opinion is that it’s a medieval sentence. It’s a medieval method that does not have its place in a society that allows a free media and allows people to express their point of view,” Wallström said.
The minister was reiterating comments that led to a diplomatic row between Sweden and Saudi Arabia earlier this year – one of the biggest public crises the Nordic nation has experienced in recent times…
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