(CNN)A Saudi blogger convicted of “insulting Islam” is expected to receive the second 50 lashes of a 1,000-lash sentence soon, his wife says.
Badawi was convicted of “insulting Islam” and flogged publicly in January of this year. He was to receive the lashes every Friday for 20 weeks, 50 every time. But after the first flogging they were suspended for unknown reasons. According to Badawi’s wife, who now resides in Canada, they are set to resume inside the prison this week.
Western nations, including the US, have expressed their disapproval of Badawi’s 10 year prison sentence and floggings. They consider him a political prisoner, because he ran a blogging website that criticized the Saudi government.
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