The Canadian Press

2015-01-30 | Saudi Blogger Flogging

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A human rights activist says today's scheduled flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was postponed for a third week in a row. Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and one-thousand lashes for a blog criticizing Saudi Arabia's clerics. He hasn't received any since the first 50 and activist Elham Manea says it isn't clear why the lashes were cancelled. (Badawi's wife, who lives in Quebec, joined an all-party coalition of MPs on Parliament Hill on Thursday urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to intervene personally with the Saudis to push for his release.)

Date: 2015-01-30
Placeline: BERN, Switzerland.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we only know that the previous two weeks the cancellation took place because of ground of health condition but we don't have any information other than the fact that the flogging didn't take place it didn't take place in private or in a public space >>