A Saudi Arabian blogger identified as Raif Badawi, has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail.
The blogger will, however, not be flogged once but the punishment will be carried out on him on a weekly of 50 lashes per week for allegedly insulting Islam.
According to reports, Raif who is the co – founder of a now banned website called the Liberal Saudi Network, was sentenced in May 2014 for
cybercrime and insulting Islam. Not much was heard of the matter until he was brought to a public square in the port city of Jeddah after the Islamic prayers on Friday, January 9, 2015 and flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators.
Unnamed sources say it is just the beginning as Raif will face the punishment of being flogged 50 times every week.
Via NET Newspapers 2014.