Saudi blogger Raif Badawi faces further round of flogging, supporters say

Raif Badawi, the imprisoned Saudi blogger whose public flogging in 2015 generated global outcry, now risks a new round of lashes, according to his supporters.

Evelyne Abitbol, who founded the Raif Badawi Foundation with Badawi’s wife, said a “reliable source” in Saudi Arabia claims he faces a new flogging after being sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment and 1,000 lashes in 2014 for breaking the kingdom’s technology laws and insulting Islam.

Saudi embassy officials in Ottawa and Saudi government officials in Riyadh were not immediately available for comment.

  • HalcyonDaze

    I’d feel sorry for him but, when you choose to live in the worlds largest
    colon and keep poking the sphincter you’re not a free speech advocate, you’re an idiot.

  • WalterBannon

    turdeau, being a good new muslim, supports sharia punnishment

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …for the little people….

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Maybe Hilary can take some of that Khlintoon Foundation cash and pay a big muzzle’em-style blood-money fine payment to get the kid off…

    • Slickfoot The Deplorable

      Hillary, an act of altruism?… Ha, I laugh at that!

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    zzzzzzzzzzzz fucked up muzzie shit zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • But Minister of Cowardice, Stephane Dion, is championing the cause of a real victim, a Canadian who killed two people in the US.

    Who cares about a dissident in a backward theocracy?