Second lashing postponed in Saudi Arabia


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Authors: TheIndianSubcontinent News Agency

The Saudi authorities have reportedly postponed the next scheduled public lashing of a political activist, Raif Badawi. He was flogged fifty times the previous Friday, and was due to receive another fifty lashes on Friday.

But this is now understood to have been put off on medical grounds. Mr Badawi, who discussed religion and politics on his website, has been accused of insulting Islam. His treatment has been strongly criticised in the West.