VIDEO – Interview – ABC Australia – The wife of a Saudi Arabian liberal blogger who was jailed and sentenced to receive 1,000 lashes has described her shock when she found out he had been publicly flogged.
Raif Badawi was arrested in 2012 and initially sentenced to seven years’ jail and 600 lashes for a range of offences, ranging from insulting Islam, setting up a liberal discussion group online and disobeying his father.
On appeal, his sentence was increased to 10 years and 1,000 lashes.
His wife Ensaf Haidar was given asylum in Canada, where she is living with the couple’s three young children.
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