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A look at the writings of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi – sentenced to 1,000 lashes

A look at the writings of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi – sentenced to 1,000 lashes for criticizing Islam. > http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/14/-sp-saudi-blogger-extracts-raif-badawi?CMP=share_btn_tw > http://www.pinterest.com/pin/483362972481789478/

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Where are UN Calls for Regime Change in Saudi Arabia? Barbaric Punishment of 1000 Lashes Continues to Be Inflicted on Saudi Journalist Raif Badawi - http://www.therussophile.org/where-are-un-calls-for-regime-change-in-saudi-arabia-barbaric-punishment-of-1000-lashes-continues-to-be-inflicted-on-saudi-journalist-raif-badawi.html/

Eroticized Violence, Savage Justice in Saudi Arabia by Valentina Colombo July 7, 2014 at 5:00 am http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4394/vio...

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from the Guardian

A look at the writings of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi – sentenced to 1,000 lashes

Raif Badawi http://www.pinterest.com/pin/540924605218965512/ "Liberty's chief foe is theology" - Charles Bradlaugh. * "Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization. It has kept mankind in chains" - August Bebel * "All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will." - Alexander Herzen

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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was flogged today, part of a sentence for insulting Islam. 1,000 lashes, 10 yrs prison, $267,000 for exercising his human right to freedom of expression. Is to receive 50 lashes every week for 20 weeks. Badawi is a writer, activist & creator of Free Saudi Liberals. Was arrested in 2012, charged w/insulting Islam through electronic channels; Also tried for apostasy, a conviction which carries an automatic death sentence…

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from The Independent

Saudi Arabia publicly beheads woman in holy city of Mecca

Saudi Arabia publicly beheads woman while Raif Badawi's lashings are put on hold. Burmese woman executed by sword after being dragged through street & held down by officers. Took 3 blows to complete the execution, while the woman screamed “I did not kill.” There are two ways they behead people, activists say: “One is to inject prisoner w/painkillers to numb the pain & the other is without..." In an alarming trend, the kingdom has executed seven people in just the first weeks of this year...

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Death by Lashing: Saudi Arabia Raif Badawi and the Travesty of Justice in Saudi Arabia - The Watchmen From Israel

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