The Canadian Press

2015-06-12 | Saudi Blogger Flogging

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The Quebec government says it will accelerate immigration procedures for Raif Badawi, the blogger in Saudi Arabia who has been sentenced to a thousand lashes. It was feared his punishment would resume today, but the Amnesty International office in Paris says it was postponed. Edouard Delaplace of Lawyers Without Borders Canada says while Badawi's legal options have seemingly been exhausted, a political intervention might make more sense now. (The postponement comes a few days after the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia upheld the sentence imposed on the blogger, whose wife and children fled to Canada and settled in Sherbrooke, Quebec, in 2013.)

Date: 2015-06-12
Placeline: QUEBEC CITY.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

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