— The Erimtan Angle —

‘While millions stand for Freedom of Speech in the name of Charlie Hebdo, Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to public flogging after setting up an online forum to encourage a discussion about faith. Despite the international condemnation and outcry from human rights organizations the punishment was carried out. Alishba Zarmeen secular activist and a friend of Raif Badawi is IN THE NOW (13 Jan 2015)’.

Amnesty International posts on its website: a “witness confirmed to Amnesty International that the flogging of Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi took place this morning after Friday prayers [9 January 2015] in front of al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah”.

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