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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi’s sentence suspended: Swiss official

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi’s sentence suspended: Swiss official

Posted: 28th November 2015 By: Evelyne Abitbol Category: News Comment: 0

A Swiss newspaper is reporting that imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi could have his sentence of 1,000 lashes suspended, but Amnesty International has yet to confirm the news.

The Swiss Secretary of Foreign Affairs Yves Rossier told the Fribourg daily newspaper La Liberté that Badawi’s sentence was suspended.

“A royal pardon is in the works thanks to the head of state, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,” he said.

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