Sentenced to 1,ooo whip lashes in Saudi Arabia.

Raif Badawi tried appealing a cruel 2013 sentence but the Saudi criminal court bit back by doling out an even harsher sentence and now the Saudi authorities have started carrying out the sentence!

While the world is horrified about events in France, spare a thought for a blogger in Saudi Arabia who has been sentenced to receive 1,000 lashes over a 20 week period for the "heinous and horrendous crime" of..........blogging and creating a website for liberal Saudis!

Freedom of speech is under attack both by extremists and by authorities around the world!

Amnesty International:
Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine of 1 million Saudi Arabian riyals (about US$266,600) last year for creating an online forum for public debate and accusations that he insulted Islam. According to information obtained by Amnesty International, Raif Badawi will receive up to 50 lashes tomorrow, while the rest of the full sentence of 1,000 lashes will be carried out over a period of 20 weeks.
The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing!!!!!

Amnesty International considers Raif Badawi a prisoner of conscience and is calling for his sentence to be quashed and for him to be released immediately and unconditionally.