Saudi postpones flogging of blogger on medical grounds

SHAFAQNA – Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday’s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he received the first 50 of 1,000 lashes, his wife told AFP.“The prison doctor saw (Raef) Badawi’s health does not allow his flogging today,” Ensaf Haidar said, speaking to AFP by telephone from Canada, where she has sought asylum with her three children.

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